Dan Brechlin | Record-Journal

MERIDEN — A company chosen to build a $500 million transit-oriented development project in Stamford has shown interest in redeveloping the city-owned Meriden-Wallingford Hospital building on Cook Avenue.

The city bid $1.3 million for the vacant seven-story building at a foreclosure auction in October. Since the 1990s, the building has been mostly empty.

City Manager Lawrence J. Kendzior notified city councilors in an email late last week that Stamford-based JHM Group had some interest in developing the 7.1-acre property, which includes a parking garage. JHM Group believes the old hospital could become housing and medical offices or treatment centers for the elderly.

“Of course it would not be the entire facility because there are parts that can’t practically be used,” Kendzior said Monday. Of JHM, he said “that’s a major, major developer. They have a great deal of experience and a great deal of expertise. The question will be whether things can be worked out and put together.” {….}