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Dix Property Future Is Focus of Raleigh Merchants' Forum

Posted May 20, 2007 9:41 p.m. EDT

— A forum in Raleigh on Monday will focus on what should be done with the Dorothea Dix property.

The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association is the sponsor.

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker wants to renovate the existing hospital buildings when the state moves patients to a new facility in Butner and mnake the rst of the land a park.

A group called Friends of Dorothea Dix wants to transform the psychiatric hospital property into a destination park that it says will bring people to Raleigh.

The forum will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Raleigh City Council Chambers.