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Zoo
10:39 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

St. Louis Zoo Kicks Off Planning Phase Of Forest Park Hospital Expansion

Credit (via Saint Louis Zoo)

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.

David McGuire is vice president for architecture and planning at the zoo and says it might take decades to complete the expansion project.

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. 

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Saint Louis Zoo
1:46 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Saint Louis Zoo Purchase Of Old Hospital Site Finalized

This artist's rendering shows potential expansion plans for the St. Louis Zoo on the 13.5-acre Forest Park Hospital site just south of Highway 40.
(via Saint Louis Zoo)

Updated at 3:25 with comments from Zoo officials.

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.

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 announced in March

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St. Louis Zoo
1:55 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

St. Louis Zoo to buy Forest Park Hospital property

This artist's rendering shows potential expansion plans for the St. Louis Zoo on the 13.5-acre Forest Park Hospital site just south of Highway 40.
(via Saint Louis Zoo)

Updated 4:36 p.m. with comment from Jeffrey Bonner.

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.

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.

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Forest Park Hospital
3:54 pm
Mon April 18, 2011

Forest Park ER to close