The Union Recorder

Local News

July 1, 2013

Three leases approved for CSH buildings

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Leasing requests for Central State Hospital’s Jones 286, Chapel No. 3 and Wilkes buildings were approved in last Thursday’s State Properties Commission (SPC) meeting chaired by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Three interested parties including Pastor Harold B. Simmons’ outreach ministry, technology and business consulting firm Cogentes and an analytical training laboratory (CAPS-ATL) will soon call CSH home.

“We should have the leases completed by the end of July, so folks can start rolling in there,” Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) executive director Mike Couch said.

The lease agreements will be built on a formula that gives the incoming entities credit for improving and investing in the buildings.

Couch said he is glad to see the state partner with the CSHLRA for increased activity.

“I’m really pleased as we work on terms that we are going to be able to get some constructive credits through job creation and investment in the buildings. That’s all good,” Couch said Monday.

• Church outreach

Simmons, on behalf of Anointed Teaching & Outreach Ministry Church, sent a letter of interest concerning Chapel No. 3 nearly one year ago. He admits it’s been a long process.

The excited pastor said the outreach ministry will “bring that vitality to the south side area through church services and different types of events.”

“Later down the road, the church will probably be offering some type of summer programs and things to help the less fortunate,” Simmons said.

Bringing the community back to the old hospital campus could open more development windows, according to Simmons.

He’s heard the naysayers, but is pleased to be a part of the new CSH vision. 

“Overall, Milledgeville needs their hands on it, so they can make things happen in the community. There is going to be new energy. People are going to come into the area and look around the different buildings, which may give others ideas about what can take place out of the old Central State property,” Simmons said. “If we change our mindset about what Central State was to what it can be, I think we can make some great things happen out there. There are a lot of people waiting to see what happens to these properties. Others will come on board.”

Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday