Forest Park Hospital http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Zoo Kicks Off Planning Phase Of Forest Park Hospital Expansion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-zoo-kicks-planning-phase-forest-park-hospital-expansion <p></p><p>The St. Louis Zoo held an open house Tuesday night to launch the planning process for its expansion into the recently purchased 13.5 acre Forest Park Hospital.</p><p>David McGuire is vice president for architecture and planning at the zoo and says it might take decades to complete the expansion project.</p><p>The initial planning phase is expected to last six to eight months, and McGuire says at the end of the day adding the new site will mean the zoo can extend its mission.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:39:01 +0000 Tim Lloyd 7273 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Zoo Kicks Off Planning Phase Of Forest Park Hospital Expansion Saint Louis Zoo Purchase Of Old Hospital Site Finalized http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/saint-louis-zoo-purchase-old-hospital-site-finalized <p><em>Updated at 3:25 with comments from Zoo officials.</em></p><p>Plans to expand the Saint Louis Zoo are moving forward with the zoo's purchase of the 13.5-acre property of the former Forest Park Hospital.</p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo Association, a private non-profit, closed the purchase on Friday. Price and contract terms were not disclosed. Plans for the deal were <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-zoo-buy-forest-park-hospital-property-0">announced in March</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:46:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 5085 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Saint Louis Zoo Purchase Of Old Hospital Site Finalized St. Louis Zoo to buy Forest Park Hospital property http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-zoo-buy-forest-park-hospital-property-0 <p><b><i>Updated 4:36 p.m. with comment from Jeffrey Bonner.</i></b></p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo has announced plans to buy the Forest Park Hospital site on Oakland Avenue, just south of Highway 40. The acquisition would allow the zoo to expand its parking, research, and office space.</p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo Association signed a conditional contract with the site owner, Medline Industries, Inc., on March 8. The price and contract terms were not disclosed.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:55:47 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 3252 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Zoo to buy Forest Park Hospital property Forest Park ER to close http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forest-park-er-close <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004a137e86ac5bdce154&amp;ll=38.636383,-90.287576&amp;spn=0.011733,0.018239&amp;z=15&amp;iwloc=0004a137fa4bf958519f2&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 20:54:46 +0000 Maria Altman 972 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org