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Goodbye Waldo (also, working to get comments here back)

May 10th, 2016 by Mike

Demolition is well underway this morning at the old Waldo Hospital, soon to be an 80-unit assisted living home.

Our last post on the hospital project, at 8511 15th Ave. N.E., is here. Additional background is here and here.

Also, comments on this blog ceased working in April, while we were in Utah’s canyonlands. Our apologies.

The mother ship says it’s working on the problem, which is that all comments posted go directly into our spam folder. And looking into our 226-page spam folder (we’ve received 121 spam comments like “how to buy valtrex in korea” so far this morning, and it’s only 10:30 a.m.) depresses the human condition.

In the meantime, please to leave comments on our Facebook page. And, thanks.

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Eighty assisted living units planned for Waldo Hospital

April 4th, 2016 by Mike

The city today filed paperwork allowing 80 assisted living units to be built by Aegis Living in a three-story building on the site of the old Waldo Hospital, 8511 15th Ave. N.E.

The property has been abandoned for over a year.

The plan includes underground parking for 32 vehicles.

The trees on site would be preserved.

(Thanks, Valarie, for the tip.)

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Waldo property to become assisted living facility?

January 17th, 2015 by Mike

The old Waldo Hospital property could become a 70+ bed assisted living facility, according to the Maple Leaf Community Council.

In this month’s community newsletter, David Miller, council president, says the Jewish day school that occupied the site defaulted on its loan.

The property returned to the financier, who has negotiated an agreement with Aegis Living to build a three-to-four story assisted living facility, Miller said, adding the existing building will be demolished.

The trees on the property, at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 85th Street, are protected under an earlier agreement negotiated by the council.

Details of the new proposal will be presented at the council’s January general meeting, January 28th from 7-9 p.m at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St.

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