Construction is underway at the former Staats Hospital in Charleston’s West Side. Developer Tighe Bullock has big plans for the historic building. The former hospital has been vacant for at least ten years and is now getting a makeover. By summer of 2015, a few retail stores and even a restaurant could be moving into the Washington Street West building. Bullock repaired the roof to get it through the winter and is now working on building the store fronts. With the renovation of this “entrance gate” of West Side, Bullock hopes that the rest of the area will eventually follow suit.
The Charleston Area Alliance supplied a $150,000 loan and $15,000 grant to help the project. SHPO granted $78,000 through the 2015 WV Historic Development Grants and West Side Main Street assisted with a $20,000 matching grant.
In 2012, PAWV added the Staats Hospital to the WV Endangered Properties List.