Hamilton County / Regional News

Two more medical facilities planned for Carmel

May 1, 2019

Developers are proposing two more healthcare facilities for Carmel, which is already deluged with hospitals, clinics and other health-related facilities.

On the west side of the city, Riverview Health has proposed a free-standing emergency room and urgent care, its third under development in the county. And near U.S. 31, Texas-based WB Development Partners has proposed building a rehabilitation hospital known as Indianapolis Rehabilitation Institute.

The 10,800 square-foot Riverview Health facility would be built on about two acres of undeveloped land on the west side of Michigan Road, north of Nottingham Way. Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has submitted the plans on behalf of Riverview Health.

The project is part of a larger initiative by Riverview to open four freestanding ERs and urgent cares in and near Hamilton County.

One facility is under construction in Fishers at the northwest corner of 116th Street and the Exit 5 Parkway, and the health care system has submitted plans to build a similar facility at 14585 Hazel Dell Parkway, just south of 146th Street, in north Carmel.

The project’s cost has yet to be disclosed, but the Fishers facility is expected to run $6 million, while the other Carmel location has been estimated to cost $8 million.

The Indianapolis Rehabilitation Institute would be about 46,500 square feet and have 40 beds, according to site plans submitted to the city. It would also include space for outdoor physical therapy.

The one-story building would be constructed on 4.79 aces of vacant land at 12315 Pennsylvania St. Indianapolis Rehabilitation Institute would be the building’s only tenant.

Documents associated with the project don’t indicate how much WB Development would spend building the hospital, and WB Development representatives could not be reached for comment.  

A development plan application and ADLS (architecture, design, landscaping and lighting and signage) application have been submitted for both projects.

The Carmel Plan Commission must hold a public hearing and approve the applications before the projects can move forward. Neither project has been slated for an upcoming meeting.

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