A trio of senators has filed a bill to wipe away the lease of the Dorothea Dix site inked by Gov. Bev Perdue on her way out of office, throwing into limbo a plan that would turn the central Raleigh campus into a park.
"The 325-acre campus is home to a former mental hospital and many of the administrative offices for the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the terms of the Perdue-signed deal, the city would lease the property from the state for the development of a "destination park." Plans at the time of the deal called for DHHS to move off the property to another office complex.
Republicans objected at the time the deal was announced, saying the state should look at using the campus for its own purposes..."
Read more here: http://www.wral.com/bill-would-clean-slate-on-dix-deal/12221685/
Surpising news from the NC General Assembly today. I know the Senators have the votes to pass this and probably the House GOP does, too. But would such an action stand up in court?
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