December 28th, 2022 – 3:00 PM
Rome Floyd Development Authority –
The Rome Floyd Development Authority announced that Congress has allocated $5.1 million in its 2023 budget for the redevelopment of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital Property.
The Rome Floyd Development Authority applied for Congressionally Directed Spending from the offices of Senator Raphael Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff in March of 2022. This $5.1 million accompanies a $500,000 grant awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency for assessment purposes. These funds will be used for the remediation of the site and for future demolition and development.
The Authority participated in a rigorous application process through both Senators’ offices to secure consideration for funding. Since the Authority purchased the property from the State of Georgia earlier this year, it has been used by law enforcement agencies for multiple pieces of training, and several filming entities have also shown interest.
The former hospital site includes 132.5 acres of land and contains 66 buildings and 583,962 square feet built from 1942 to 1997. When the hospital was first established, it primarily existed to serve Tuberculosis patients. This Congressional allocation will assist in the conversion of the property into a Class A industrial park.