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Public Provides Input On Dorothea Dix Land

Posted July 20, 2005 7:54 a.m. EDT

— At the Raleigh Convention Center, architects unveiled two distinct plans Tuesday for the future of the Dorothea Dix campus.

The city and state paid $230,000 for a consulting firm to narrow the choices. One option is to turn the old mental hospital into a large city park with athletic fields and recreation facilities. Another is a mixed-use plan with office buildings, retail space and apartments and condos.

Close to 200 people had a chance to sound off about the plan. The Raleigh psychiatric facility will close in 2007.

Planners hope to have a master plan by September. The General Assembly will ultimately make the decision.