Where are they on that project?: Downtown Deaconess Clinic

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A state-of-the art clinic is coming to Evansville. It is raw steel today, but soon it could save lives.

Work burns bright in downtown because the construction joins new with newer. Deaconess Hospital has three stories worth of reasons to be excited for the future.

At the corner of 4th Street and Walnut in the shadow of Ford Center is home for a new clinic, tucked in next to the Stone Family medical school.

“We’ve got 100,000 square feet of Deaconess clinic office space, we’ve got research space, we have vision care,” said project manager Jeff Grunow. “The goal is to incorporate new technology into patient care.”

The clinic will offer primary and specialty service to patients. The IU School of Medicine will occupy 10,000 square feet for clinical research.

Kelley Coures, Director of Metropolitan Development, believes everything in the building can offer even more to the Tri-State at-large.

“The health science complex is an economic engine, you can already see what’s happening downtown,” Coures said.

A landmark like the clinic is a catalyst to bring people downtown to live, work, and play.

“Every building that is built downtown increases the density and the population,” Coures added.

From groundbreaking in February to now has been about six months, which puts this work just shy of halfway. The construction team is aiming for final completion in spring of 2020.

Grunow says people walking and driving by will notice walls going up soon. It forms the next milestone.

“It’s a huge undertaking in the middle of downtown, in the middle of busy streets, developing a project of this size,” Grunow said.

It sparks another step forward, where they believe the future is bright.

Making lives a little better comes one weld at a time.

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This story was originally published on September 3, 2019

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