Voters say NO to Issue 64, Lakewood Hospital remains

Voters say NO to Issue 64, Lakewood Hospital remains
Lakewood Hospital will be torn down following a yearslong court battle over its future. (Source: WOIO)

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - The future of Lakewood Hospital remains up in the air.

Residents will get another change to decide after they said no Tuesday to Issue 64.

The vote was very close, with only 3% margin.

The Cleveland Clinic wants to close those hospital and build a $34 million dollar healthcare center, that includes emergency services, in its place. The Clinic is leasing the building through 2026. 

Another vote will now come sometime in 2016, in a special election, or during the general election.

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