Phenix City council approves buying old regional hospital

By Toygar Ayla, Web Content Producer – email

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – The Phenix City council is trying to figure out a way to pay for tearing down the former Phenix Regional Hospital.

Earlier this week, the council voted to buy the hospital and demolish it to make way for a municipal complex. They are still finding out how much it will cost to tear it down but they hope to get a federal grant that will help with the cost.

The council is also thinking about a sales tax hike, similar to the one Opelika and Auburn passed this week.

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