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Allegheny Health Network eyes potential garage at former North Side hospital

| Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
The former Divine Providence Hospital (right) at 1004 Arch Street on Pittsburgh's North Side, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Steven Adams | Tribune-Review
The former Divine Providence Hospital (right) at 1004 Arch Street on Pittsburgh's North Side, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
An aerial view of the National Aviary, Kindred Hospital and West Park in Allegheny Commons on Pittsburgh's North Side, Saturday, February 8, 2014.
Steven Adams | Tribune-Review
An aerial view of the National Aviary, Kindred Hospital and West Park in Allegheny Commons on Pittsburgh's North Side, Saturday, February 8, 2014.

The former Divine Providence Hospital in the North Side could be razed to make room for a parking garage, an Allegheny Health Network official said Wednesday.

The Highmark-owned hospital network purchased the six-story building on Arch Street for about $1 million, said spokesman Dan Laurent. Kindred Healthcare operated the building until 2014, when it closed a long-term care hospital.

Laurent said no final decision have been made about its use. Allegheny Health Network, which includes nearby Allegheny General Hospital, leases about 1,300 parking spaces in various North Side locations.

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