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Former Mall Site Hospital Deal Still Not Approved

Former mall site at Main Street & Riverside Ave.

Former mall site at Main Street & Riverside Ave.

The City Council held a special meeting this week to discuss the future of the former mall site.

Bristol Hospital is planning to build a four-story 100,000-square-foot medical office building on the corner of Main Street and Riverside Ave.

The majority of the meeting was held in executive session with very little information given to the public.

Councilperson David Preleski said many details are in negotiations but the project appears to be moving forward.

The only new information was from city attorney Edward Krawiecki.

“The plan has been informally discussed and not approved until the city council agrees to the hospital’s plan.”

Once a contract becomes a final draft, the public can voice their concerns on the hospital deal.

On March 9th the Bristol Development Authority will hold a meeting to address the proposal.

Councilperson Mary Fortier said the meeting will also discuss the proposed roads and infrastructure the city agreed to install on the former mall site.

The meeting was also covered by the Open Government Project.

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