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The Charity Hospital Proposal: A Unworkable Solution

Proposal Features
Outstanding Issues:
  • Repurposing of Charity as new Civic Center
  • City Hall and Civil District Court are primary tenants
  • Courts would occupy 2nd through 6th floors
  • Total development estimated at $300,000,000.00
  • Potentially costly renovations
  • Lack of strong symbolic courthouse identify
  • Low ceiling heights don’t meet national standards
  • Structural column placement create line-of sight issues
  • Inefficient floor plan configuration
  • Co-Mingling of judiciary and executive branch
  • Potentially costly renovations
  • Lack of strong symbolism
  • Extensive environmental remediation required
  • Analysis-Technical Implications