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Downtown Evansville picked for new IU med school

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Indiana University's trustees have selected a downtown Evansville site for a health science education and research center planned by IU's medical school and three other schools.

The Board of Trustees approved the location Friday following a recommendation by IU President Michael McRobbie.

McRobbie told a trustees committee that the downtown location would be the best of four options around Evansville for the nearly $70 million project.

The Evansville Courier & Press and WFIE-TV report that IU's full board voted unanimously for the site.

Evansville officials had pushed the location covering nearly six city blocks as a key for downtown redevelopment.

The University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College also plan to offer programs at the center that could draw some 2,000 health care students.

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  • No worries Brandon
    That 6 block area is dominated by parking lots and a car dealership. There is also some kind of Deaconess clinic. By far one of the least historically significant areas of downtown Evansville. This will be a shot in the arm for sure.
  • caution
    I hope they approach historical structures with some thought in mind. A six block development downtown is a foreign thing to Evansville.

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