Advocates Call for Halt to Demolitions in UMC Footprint

On Monday, a large group of local advocates stood in front of a partially dismantled house in the footprint of the proposed UMC Hospital in Lower Mid-City (set to replace Charity Hospital) to call for a halt to demolitions.

LSU does not have the funding in place to build the replacement hospital.  The City has not closed the streets in the site at this time.  And unlike the VA Hospital site across S. Galvez, there are no house moving plans in place for the dozens of historic homes in the site.

Three properties have already been demolished despite the lack of funding to complete the project.

Here is a sampling of the media that resulted from the press conference:

"More resistance to state hospital plans"

"Preservationists call for LSU to move, not demolish homes"

"Activists argue for preservation of houses on University Medical Center site"

"Group Protests Demolitions For LSU Hospital"

 

Please contact local elected officials to reinforce the call for a halt to demolitions.