Clarian Buys Land in Saxony

Clarian Buys Land in Saxony

Clarian Buys Land in Saxony

May 25, 2006 – Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star

By: Bruce C. Smith

The purchase by Clarian Health Partners of a large and prominent site along I-69 in Saxony is the latest in a series of key steps propelling the large Hamilton County development.

Clarian has a contract to buy nearly 95 acres at the southwest side of Exit 10 of the interstate. Clarian officials have said they have no name, cost estimates, timetable or firm plans for development of the site except to mesh with Saxony's new urbanism mixture of homes and businesses.

Among Clarian's high priorities are a fitness center, sports medicine and urgent care medical office to serve surrounding residents.

Health-care industry experts said Clarian may not have firm plans for construction yet, but wanted to tie up the large, valuable and highly visible site in Saxony along the interstate highway.

Other hospital groups have been sniffing around Fishers, said health-care marketing and planning consultant Duane Sobiecki. "If you look at Fishers as a community of nearly 60,000 people without a hospital in the town, it is medically underserved."
Saxony is an ongoing 725-acre project by Ohio-based Republic Development, including 1,300 homes, 3.5 million square feet of office space and more than a million square feet of retailing.

"Clarian fits perfectly for Saxony," said Rick Arnos, president of Republic, noting that Saxony's design features interwoven and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. "And Clarian is a significant and valuable community leader. It is good to have them join us in Saxony, with this health and wellness component."

Portions of the development on the northside of Exit 10 in Noblesville include large office and industrial buildings.  South of the interstate interchange, which is in Fishers, Saxony is a mix of single and multifamily houses, townhouses and apartments, plus low-rise office buildings.

Construction in Saxony, expected to take up to a decade, has been under way in the housing areas for several years. All of the single-family home sites have been committed to buyers or builders. Townhomes are going up, and apartments will start soon.