Medical Facilities Spur Action on Roads

Medical Facilities Spur Action on Roads

Medical Facilities Spur Action on Roads

July 19, 2007—Paraphrased Article from The Fishers Star

By: John Tuohy

For the fast-developing Exit 10 off I-69, Fishers will borrow $6 million for road improvement fees. Design will be an estimated cost of $3.7 million and engineering and land acquisition will be an estimated $2.3 million. Work is scheduled to begin in January and take only three to four months.

This project will help control traffic produced by Clarian’s future hospital complex and the St. Vincent Medical Center planned for the area.

Town attorney Doug Church told the Town Council on Monday that “The infrastructure improvements will make a significant impact on future potential development.”

“TIF (tax increment financing) enables us and the developer to use the increased taxes from the increased assessed value for infrastructure improvements,” said Gary Huff, town manager.

Lane widening on Ind. 238 and re-construction of the Olio and Ind. 238 intersection are planned.

St. Vincent is one of three hospitals planned for the area. On the east side of I-69, in the Saxony development, Clarian Health Partners is planning on building a medical complex on 95 acres across the street from St. Vincent and the already standing Community Health Network medical office.

Clarian’s complex is to include a fitness center, sleep center, occupational medicine center, sports medicine center, urgent care and imaging center with outpatient care and doctors’ offices.

St. Vincent will break ground on the building next week. The state’s first stand-alone emergency building is planned 120,000-square feet that will offer orthopedic surgery, radiology, pediatric and women’s care.