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Wake Mayors Support Park on Dix Land

Posted March 23, 2007 7:45 p.m. EDT
Updated March 26, 2007 12:03 p.m. EDT

— The Wake County Mayors Association voted Friday in favor of a plan that would transform the Dorothea Dix campus to an urban park.

The state plans to close the mental health operation next year and is considering selling the 300-acre property, located south of downtown Raleigh.

A number of plans have been suggested for the future of the site, ranging from an urban park to a mixed-use development that would include housing, offices and retail shops.

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker previously backed a plan calling for a 215-acre park incorporated into a mixed-use development .

But Meeker voted Friday to support the park plan endorsed by other area mayors.