Salem, OR -

Salem Health is making a second try for approval to demolish a historic building at the former Oregon School for the Blind.

The Statesman Journal reports the hospital wants the space for a rehabilitation center for children with special needs.

Permission to demolish the building was first denied in 2011 by the city Historic Landmarks Commission.

Since then the hospital has met with neighbors and alumni from the School for the Blind, but no one has come up with an idea for saving the building. The hospital says it's too small to be useful and too fragile to move.