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4:31 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Downtown site named for IU med school

Aerial view showing the proposed site for a downtown Evansville medical school
Credit City of Evansville

On the day when proposals are due for the Indiana University Medical School expansion in Evansville, city officials outlined their proposal, and finally named the desired location.

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the school would be built on the current D-Patrick property bordered by 4th Street, 6th Street, Locust, and Cherry streets in downtown Evansville.

The area includes the D-Patrick dealership, Deaconess Clinic, and the offices of a radio group. Winnecke says the city has options to purchase the properties, if the Indiana University Board of Trustees chooses the downtown site. It also borders the site of the planned convention hotel.

Other proposals were expected for the area near the Gateway complex at Highway 66 and I-1-64, a site off Burkhardt Road, and on the USI campus, where the local IU medical program is currently housed.