Mary Ellen Godin | Record-Journal 

Every window on the lower level is broken, the walls are crumbling, the ceilings are removed, and parts of the building will likely be torn down.

But the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital off Cook Avenue has sparked the interest of a Stamford finance and development group that is involved in several redevelopment projects and apparently has deep pockets.

Representatives from the JHM Group met several times recently with city officials over possible redevelopment of the old hospital. The city recently acquired the property by eliminating about $1.2 million in back taxes.

City Manager Lawrence Kend­zior told city officials and the Re­cord-Journal that JHM was considering possible medical offices or elderly treatment uses for the old building and possibly apartment units on the upper floors.

Kendzior said the 7.1-acre property could be included in the city’s request for qualifications to be issued in the coming months for the development of the city-owned properties.

The city “will be looking forward to an expression of interest from this developer,” Kendzior told the Record-Journal late last month. “That’s a 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.” {….}