St. Joe’s to Close in Lorain

St. Joseph Community Center, which occupies the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in the heart of downtown Lorain, will soon be closing its doors.

The old hospital is home to a number of non-profit and government offices. It’s not clear at this point what will happen to the building.

For most people in Lorain, this probably isn’t unexpected news; the center has been struggling for a number of years. When I worked in Lorain, the place was cutting jobs and services attempting to stay afloat. There were a number of proposals to revitalize the building and the area, but none ever seemed to come to fruition…

The hospital that serves the community is now located on the outskirts of the city. Do any of your cities have old hospitals in the central city that have been put to productive reuse? What are some other ways to fill a huge old building such as this one?

-KG

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