County Health Services Center Could be Sold by Year's End

County commissioners told reporters on Thursday they're entertaining several offers on the former Sacred Heart Hospital building now serving as the county's human services center.

Montgomery County commissioners revealed they're coming closer to selling off the Human Services Center (HSC) at 1430 DeKalb Street in Norristown. Commissioner Chariman Josh Shapiro told reporters the county is currently entertaining offers from several bidders, though he would not reveal how many bids have been made or who the bidders are.

The county issued $55 million in bonds on Wednesday, $10 million less than they were authorized to issue, citing possible income from an HSC sale as reason to borrow less.

Though officials wouldn't comment on a possible post-sale use of the building which once housed Sacred Heart Hospital, Shapiro did speculate that a deal could be closed by the end of the year.

"There are sufficient people interested to allow us to negotiate," said Shapiro. "Some real competition."

What would you like to see in place of the Human Services Center? Tell us in the comments.

Tri Success April 05, 2013 at 11:50 PM
No Norristown doesnt just have Thrift Shops and Mexican stores. But I do like your addressing the question; a new market and a great quality convenience store would work. I dont believe at that location though.
Tri Success April 05, 2013 at 11:51 PM
The reason the question "What would you like to see in place of the Human Services Center?" is asked is for your input. Developers see what they see and will propose solutions that are revenue generating. What's your solution???
Tri Success April 05, 2013 at 11:52 PM
I agree
The optimist April 07, 2013 at 06:29 AM
supermarket= a bigger 7-11 to rob. how about a charter school ? no that would make way too much sense.
amisstree April 07, 2013 at 07:00 AM
If this building can't survive being operated by the bureaucrats who run this poop-hole of a town,what makes anyone think anything will survive here? This former hospital, nursing home, and county facility will be vacant along w/ Montgomery Hospital, until these idiots decide to transform them into low income housing so more illegals flock here w/ the promise of a "better free life".


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