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Central State leaders to hash out redevelopment plan
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In the push to bring more jobs back to Milledgeville, leaders of Central State Hospital's Redevelopment Authority are expected to meet in a few weeks to plan out the campus's future.

The 2,000-acre lot used to be home to the state's biggest mental health hospital.

Now, many of those buildings sit unused and empty.

A recent report, drawn up by a group of real estate experts who toured the campus during a week-long visit in June, recommends several ways to revive Central State Hospital.

They include connecting the campus to Bartram State Forest, incorporating government offices and businesses, even building conference and equestrian centers.

The 12-member board plans to meet in October to decide which of those ideas they'll move forward with.

It costs more than $14 million in state money to keep the campus open each year.


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