Deadline extended for hospital sale
Bidders interested in Glenn Dale Hospital, the former tuberculosis sanatorium up for sale, have until Oct. 15 to make offers.
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, which owns the 210-acre site in Prince George's County, extended the process after receiving several questions from potential bidders.
The original deadline for bids was Wednesday.
Alvin McNeal, the acting deputy director for administration and development for the Department of Parks and Recreation, which oversees the property, said Thursday that six potential bidders asked questions that needed to be answered.
"We will put out a compilation of all of the answers to the questions," McNeal said.
He would not comment on the specific questions asked by the potential bidders. He said they just want "to get a better feel for the site itself."
The facility, which the county lists as a historic site, opened in 1934 as a sanatorium for children with tuberculosis. By 1960, the hospital was used for District residents with chronic illnesses. It was shut down in the early 1980s, and the commission bought the property from the District in 1995.
-- Ovetta Wiggins
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