In a recent Newsday article regarding the future of the Long Beach Medical Center:
“One option is to locate it in the former emergency department in the west wing, he said. If that proves too expensive, South Nassau will build an emergency department from scratch on the hospital grounds or at a site more centrally located in Long Beach.” [LINK]
A site more centrally located in Long Beach? Let the speculation begin! Will the current hospital site be sold to a condo developer, while a small emergency department opens somewhere central Park Avenue? And just where on Park Avenue could they be talking about?
Well, there is that old Sunrise Center building across from Lancer. What about a possible redevelopment of the Waldbaums Center? (Oh, one can dream, but most unlikely.) Sunrise Center seems possible, being that it’s been vacant for years with no real movement on that front.
The current medical center site is not flood proof/FEMA compliant. Why spend money there if it can be flood again? I highly doubt that building can be raised, so obviously change is eminent. Being that it’s bay front, that property is very valuable for developers. Probably too valuable for a hospital. Probably too valuable for one family houses as well. Condos by the bay, perhaps? hmm…..