Cobb Hospital one step closer to demolition

Phenix City is one step closer to saying goodbye to the old Cobb Hospital. They awarded the demolition bid to Dore and Associates Contracting.

Six different companies submitted bids to tear down the old building, but in the end the winning bid came in at just more then $827,000.

Following the asbestos report, demolition is the next step in rebuilding on the property. Phenix City council member Max Wilkes said, "It's a good feeling. We've come a long ways and gotten a lot done and there's a lot more to do as our city manager said today. We have a lot in the works."

The plan for the old Cobb Hospital property is to create a city complex that would house utilities and a police precinct.

The demolition company has 180 days to get the building torn down.

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