Abandoned Hospital May Get New Life

You've probably seen it looming over the intersection of Blair Stone and Miccosukee Roads.

The long abandoned Sunland hospital with its broken windows and molding exterior may soon come back from the dead thanks to a Winter Park developer.

Tom Cavanaugh, president of PAC Land Development Corp., signed a contract with the Division of State Lands, bidding nearly $5.3 million for the hospital and 25-plus acres.

The plan is to build a complex of offices and condominiums if the governor and Cabinet approve.

The hospital, which opened in the 1950s as a tuberculosis hospital then became a hospital for disabled children, has been closed since 1983.