The Dorthea Dix Hospital will close in 2007, leaving Raleigh, NC with the opportunity to create a master plan for the redevelopment of 315 hilly acres. There are many differing opinions on what the future site should be, ranging from a public park, to high-density private development, or even another hospital, but Kathy Madden feels the community is the expert; “That mental hospital and that land is in an existing community and has stakeholders already. They’re the ones who should decide.”

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