Skip to comments.LSU board approves seizing land for new teaching hospital
Posted on 12/12/2009 7:27:35 AM PST by chemicalman
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's governing board has agreed to the expropriation of property to build a new public teaching hospital in New Orleans and a nearby new veterans hospital.
Without objection Friday, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved the use of expropriation. The resolution allows state officials working on the projects to seek a court order to seize private property if the owners refuse to sell. A judge would decide the purchase price the state must pay.
More than 450 separately-owned parcels of land are located in the footprint of the planned U.S. Veterans Affairs' hospital and the $1.2 billion public teaching facility to replace Charity Hospital. State officials say eight pieces of property have been purchased so far.
Jerry Jones, whose office supervises state-funded construction projects, says nobody has outright refused to sell their land for the hospital projects yet.
And it better be better than market value, if one has to find another place to live, pay for moving, additional loss, etc.
it will be for less than market value, always is when done on this scale
Is this being built under sea level?
If it’s in the same area where the VA and LSU hospitals are located, then yes, it is near to below sea level.
Thats when they buy a few homes. Ihope Im wrong but the trend I’ve seen is to screw the homeowners.
I used to live in this area during the 1960s, and it has become pretty blighted in the last 20 years. However, there are a few buildings that I would hate to see gone, such as the Deutches Haus, a German lodge building where parties are held. My Mom aned Dad had their wedding reception there in 1947, so it would be mostly sentimental reasons for me.
But this is a commercial area now, and the homeowners should receive fair market value for commercial property, in my opinion.
Well they shouldn’t be building it in New Orleans again. The should move to higher ground !!!
I guess it is true, we are still ‘STUCK ON STUPID’.
A teaching hospital?
Underwater Brain Surgery?
As long as they rebuild San Francisco after an earthquake, then why shouldn’t New Orleans rebuild?
Isn't this a little more than rebuilding? Why not spend the money in a safer location within the region?
Because this is near the downtown area, where it makes sense to put the hospital. I believe the tone of some of the posts is that New Orleans shouldn’t rebuild anything because it is under sea level. The flood we had after Hurricane Katrina was the first one of its magnitude in many decades. Our situation is no more dangerous than a city sitting on a huge fault that can slip at any time without warning.
“Actually the whole concept of Downtowns is debatable. A less costly facility could be built outside of the flood zone, and serve the patients better. For starters the land is cheaper to build on, second it would be easier for patients to park their cars.”
It is being built here because of the Interstate System, the proximity to LSU Health Sciences Center and the Tulane Medical Center which provide the docs. It has plenty of parking and is being built above potential flood waters. It thankfully doesn’t have to be earthquake proof but probably is with the Feds concern about terrorism.
Baton Rouge is nearby. Far better to put it there - or 1/2 way between - than back in the bowl.
Then when a storm comes, they will not have to evacuate the hospital.
It is being built here because of the Interstate System, the proximity to LSU Health Sciences Center and the Tulane Medical Center which provide the docs. It has plenty of parking and is being built above potential flood waters. It thankfully doesnt have to be earthquake proof but probably is with the Feds concern about terrorism. <<<<<
The interstate runs east and west. East was taken out by the Katrina. So WEST is better.
30 miles away is still in the proximity to LSU Health and Sciences Center and Tulane Medical Center. There would be even more parking further out.
No, it is not being built above flood waters.
I’ve seen plans have you.
Why don’t they just bulldoze the old one and rebuild it there? I went to the old one pre-Katrina, and it was horribly outdated. It needed to be torn down and rebuilt.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.