Nearly a dozen buildings in downtown Morganton could soon be abandoned by the state. Those building sit on the campus of Broughton Hospital where construction is underway for a new facility. Work is underway for the new $154 million state-of-the-art psychiatric facility.
City leaders said there isn't a plan or money for the 12 buildings that will be vacated when the new hospital opens. At least one of the buildings to be abandoned is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The move into the new facility will begin late next year with the bulk of the move happening in 2016.