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Raleigh makes $38 million offer for Dorothea Dix property

Dorothea Dix campus (foreground) from the air.
April 2, 2014 3:08:38 PM PDT
The City of Raleigh offering $38 million to the state for the Dorothea Dix property Wednesday.

The city wants to buy the 307-acre site to turn it into a regional park.

The city is offering to lease back 40 acres while the Department of Health and Human Services looks for a new location for its offices.

The state would also be on the hook for environmental clean-up costs.

The state has not yet responded to the offer.

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