It’s Official! St. Louis Zoo Purchasing Old Hospital Site

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Plans to expand the St. Louis Zoo are moving forward with the zoo’s purchase of the 13.5-acre property of the former Forest Park Hospital.

The St. Louis Zoo Association closed the purchase on Friday. Plans for the deal were announced in March. The private, nonprofit association is paying for the purchase.

Zoo officials say the site offers the only adjacent land available to the zoo, in Forest Park.

The sale price was not disclosed.

Planning for how to use the site is expected to continue for six to eight months. Zoo officials expect to announce detailed plans in mid-2013.

© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More From CBS St. Louis

Listen Now
Introducing Your New Podcast Network
Find St. Louis' Top Spots

Listen Live