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Central State Hospital Update

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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5)--The Mayor of Pineville is starting a conversation about the future of the Central State Hospital grounds.

The council met Tuesday night. Mayor Fields maybe looking to get a resolution approved that will allow him and his staff to begin openly discussing development of this area. Central State Hospital operations are to be moving to Pinecrest within the next 18 months, leaving these facilities and land available.

Mayor Fields says the location of the grounds make it a perfect spot for development.

"No doubt, big opportunity for city of Pineville, all of Central Louisiana to be very honest with you. Particularly for our downtown area. So it's a huge opportunity that can potentially compliment other things that are happening around us in the city of Pineville," Fields said.

Mayor Fields says they're looking at a couple  of possibilities - maybe setting up a multi-use center for housing and retail.

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