Eliminating an Eyesore: Architecture Students Give City of Warren Ideas for Redevelopment

Students from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design recently presented the city of Warren with a variety of plans for how the site of the town’s former St. Joseph Hospital can be reused. 

The old hospital has been vacant for many years, becoming an eyesore and a haven for vagrants and criminal activity in this Trumbull County city. 

Warren is in the process of demolishing the structure and is looking for ways to redevelop the site. 

A dozen students from associate professor Bill Willoughby’s course on site design spent the semester crafting ideas for the hospital property's redevelopment. They presented them to Warren officials this week. 

The effort recently was the subject of a detailed story by WKBN-TV Channel 27 of Youngstown, which showcased the students’ efforts. View the news coverage here on WKBN’s website

Photo courtesy of WKBN.

POSTED: Friday, December 9, 2022 11:04 AM
UPDATED: Monday, March 04, 2024 12:47 PM
Lisa Abraham