Abandoned Vicksburg Hospital Cleared For Demolition

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — The City of Vicksburg has reached an agreement to demolish the old Kuhn Memorial Hospital building. At a Friday meeting, the city’s Board of Mayor and Alderman approved an agreement with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to set a schedule to clean the property with checks by the MDEQ to see that the work is being done properly, and on-time. The estimated cost of the demolition is $615,000 with at least $400,000 coming from a Brownfield’s grant the city has already received to pay for clearing of the property. The city took title to the property in November of 2016, but the process of removing the structures has been complicated by the fact that the buildings contain asbestos, and an underground diesel storage tank containing 4,000 gallons of fuel that requires removal and cleanup.



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