Just 20 months ago, Tandem Hospital Partners had set up a joint venture with St. Vincent to develop a series of tiny hospitals. Today, the results are far different from what either company probably imagined.
Even before news broke that an unidentified health care system had lined up 30 acres at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for a massive development, projects costing billions of dollars were underway or on the drawing board across the region.
The Indianapolis-based health system said it will continue to study possibilities for the land after neighbors objected to plans calling for nine buildings and four parking garages that carried an estimated price tag of $1 billion.
Carmel has postponed a rezoning hearing on a developer's vague plan to build a medical complex at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road for St. Vincent Health. Carmel officials say they won't consider a rezoning without specifics about the project.
Neighbors contacted about selling their homes to make way for the development say St. Vincent Health is behind it. But a St. Vincent spokeswoman said the organization does not have "details to share" at this time.