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Old Contaminated Tulsa Hospital Ready for Redevelopment

City of Tulsa

The old Morton Health Center at Pine and North Garrison, may be about to get new life. City officials have used a $350-thousand grant to clean-up the historic site and get it ready for redevelopment.

The site has been declared a brownfield. The redevelopment, or reuse of a brownfield site is  complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant.

Mayor Bartlett says the Federal Brownfield Program is a great way to get unusable property back on the market.

DEWEY BARTLETT: “Brownfields represent some of the best development opportunities for redeveloping Tulsa with a long-term view. This helps preserve the historic Old Morton Health Center in North Tulsa and makes this area highly desirable for redevelopment opportunities.”

The Morton Health Center was once an African-American hospital. It was declared a brownfield because of hazardous contamination at the site. The clean-up effort is now complete and officials are touring the site today.