Official IU News Release about Med School Decision


April 11, 2014

News Release

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Board of Trustees has selected Skanska U.S. HealthRealty to build a multidisciplinary academic medical education and research center in downtown Evansville that will expand the IU School of Medicine’s presence in the city and dramatically increase medicine- and health-related educational opportunities for students in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky.

The $69.5 million, 170,000-square-foot project, which IU President Michael A. McRobbie recommended to the trustees today from among proposals at four locations in the Evansville area, includes $35 million in incentives from the city of Evansville.

The facility could be completed in late 2017 and will house programs from the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Dentistry, as well as Ivy Tech Community College, the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville. It is expected to serve as many as 1,800 students.
“Each of the proposals for this facility were extremely strong, making the recommendation difficult and reflecting the keen interest and outstanding level of support this project has generated from across the Evansville region,” McRobbie said. “Ultimately, however, the focus of our evaluation turned on what was in the best interest of our students and other parties who will benefit most from this facility.

“The centrally located downtown site, which is in close proximity to all the city’s major medical facilities, was the clear preference of our students and also received strong support from our academic and hospital partners. While the academic quality of the programs created by this expansion is our paramount concern, it is our hope that this project also will play an important role in the continued economic development of Evansville’s downtown.”

McRobbie also praised the city’s leadership for its commitment to the downtown location through the creation of a Tax Increment Financing District that will provide $35 million in funding for the project. The facility will be in a six-block area and adjacent to a planned convention hotel. Evansville officials have estimated that the new School of Medicine facility could have an annual economic impact of as much as $340 million by 2020.
“This multi-institutional academic health science education campus will have a profound impact on the future of medicine, medical education and economic development throughout the region and beyond,” said Dr. Jay Hess, dean of the IU School of Medicine and vice president for clinical affairs at the university. “The educational and clinical partners involved in this project will play an important role in filling an acute need for physicians and other health care providers, improving access to the best possible patient care in a dramatically changing environment.”

Established in 1972, the IU School of Medicine-Evansville is one of eight IU regional medical schools across Indiana. IU School of Medicine-Evansville was originally divided into two campuses that were consolidated into the current location on the University of Southern Indiana campus in 1994. The program will begin offering four-year medical education for the first time this summer and currently enrolls 46 students.

With the completion of the project, the School of Medicine’s facilities in the city will be consolidated into the downtown location. The new medical school complex will be adjacent to the main downtown Deaconess Clinic, close to Deaconess Hospital’s downtown campus and a short drive to St. Mary’s Medical Center, the Deaconess Gateway and Women’s Hospital in east Evansville.

“I am very pleased with the support that the academic, medical and broader community-at-large have consistently shown for expanding medical education in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky,” said Dr. Steven Becker, associate dean and director of IU School of Medicine-Evansville. “I look forward to continuing this important work with our academic and health care partners to create a world-class educational experience for our students.”

Today’s decision by the trustees is the culmination of a review process that began in the summer of 2013 with an agreement among the four academic institutions that will house programs in the new facility. Indiana University issued a request for proposals in December 2013 and began reviewing the four qualifying proposals in February.

With the site selection complete, IU will now request the release of $2 million in funding from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana State Budget Committee, which was set aside in the state’s 2013 budget to be used for design planning. The three state-funded academic partners — IU, University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech — are expected to make a broader funding request from the state for construction of the facility during the 2015 legislative session, and if the money is appropriated and released, construction could begin by late next year.

All four academic partners will participate in programming at the facility and in the planning of their respective interior spaces. IU will coordinate the design and architecture work on the project.

IU Trustee Patrick Shoulders, an Evansville resident and partner in the law firm Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders in the city, hailed the decision to expand medical education in Evansville as a positive for both IU and the region.

“This medical education campus has transformative potential for our area, and I am extremely pleased that IU is using its great resources, along with those of our educational partners, to make this happen,” Shoulders said. “Southwestern Indiana has long been the only region of the state without a large IU presence, and with this decision, we begin to remedy that omission.”

Source: Indiana University


  1. Well, that should finish off downtown for local residents.
    Besides, in the fourth paragraph where it describes downtown as “centrally located” and “in close proximity to all the city’s major medical facilities”, you know the sly was in. But only at the cost of 35 million to taxpayers.

    TIFD’s have turned into city government’s legal scams.

  2. Have any of these bozos been to downtown Evansville? Surely not, or they’d know better. I guess it’s the old “if you tell a big enough lie often enough….” approach.
    Wait til they go to the “many” museums, arts district, and parks where they can play sports. That ought to be enough to wake any moron up.

    • Everyone needs to remember that Evansville is really a small-mid sized city. It is a very short drive to get to any place here.

      • Exactly! That is why the east side will gain much more from this than the downtown area does. It is only a 15 minute commute to downtown from Gateway, and no more that 20 minutes to downtown from the newest west side residential/commercial area and USI. That pretty much pales in comparison to the commutes in larger cities.

  3. This is an amazing opportunity for Evansville, and I for one am pleased with the decision.

    As an aside, disliking the current political figures in Evansville is not a particularly good reason to root for the FAILURE of downtown Evansville development, at least IMO. This is a good thing for our community. Seriously.

    But, I live in Evansville, not the county, a surrounding community, or another state. So I’m probably biased…

    • EVV has been afforded a huge opportunity by this decision, Congratulations to all involved. IMHO not the best location, but it stayed in Vanderburgh County. I think all citizens should have reservations on how well this is played out. If the City does not do any better with this opportunity than they have in bookkeeping or in hotel developing, well……………Welcome to all students of the future IUMS-Evansville. Remember the jubilation when we could say Indiana State University-Evansville?

  4. If I had known that the Braun family(ICI-Industrial Contractor Incorporated) and now known as Skanska U.S. HealthRealty were in with the city of Evansville then I could have predicted this choice a few weeks ago.

    This may not be the best choice but I am just glad Warrick County didn’t get the nod!

  5. I think everyone here is pleased that we’re going to get this boost to our economy and the quality of life for the locals. Nothing is perfect, but this is good for E’ville.

  6. Congratulations on landing the Med School in the Downtown District. It will resurrect and transform Evansville in a fundamental way.
    Again: Congratulations! …

  7. CCO is surely bummed they couldn’t rub in the defeat. I’m no Winnecke fan but I don’t mind this thing being downtown so much.

  8. What is the total cost to local taxpayers, and will the IU Med School be paying property taxes?

    Does the $35.M going to IU include the price of purchasing the needed downtown real estate? If not, what is the estimated cost for the purchase, demolition, and site prep of the needed properties?


    • April 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm
      EKB: What is going to be worth noting will be the nationwide cronies scramble when we release our environmentally balanced real estate climate change sustainability product*.
      This is one of the very reasons the innovative aspect for some of the features it gives actual consumers an active choice. This must be introduced nation wide and available for the overall market as applied at one time,for fair balance.

      The conditions this does focus on are environmental balance that is indeed sustainable for Changed climates forward,Federal specifications and regulatory standards,So.

      Point values of certain standing infrastructures and the properties offered for market on any listed nation wide, It,will be at the same applied “sunlit”, compliance standards coast to coast,same day.

      The Real bang for your Climate Change buck so to speak. The market applications planet sciences the drives the sustained environmental balances,due,the actual observed and certified cost value per market regional,with estimated costing to achieve the viability of the standards applied thereof. Those moved forward to reach actual conditional viability.

      Real daily applied planet Earth Science gets to drive the politics,for a community moved forward for climate change actions. Cheap.

      Its kinda like an carfax* for real estate product applied from afar,can’t be gamed, so too speak.
      To bad we didn’t have this in place before the Med school selection,the whole finished picture would take on another orbit or two due its viable completion,we could predict.
      Its not very far away,the horizon is in sight and the system is on final.
      The fairness of the real science is once its out,the thing could be a standard asset accessible in every region coast to coast with the bias left on the ground it started with.
      Cloud system (app.) accessed 24/7 anywhere your device can land it.

      “umbra praetereunt lucem reliquiae”

      “the shadow passes,the light remains”

  9. The truth is always in there somewhere:
    “Ultimately, however, the focus of our evaluation turned on (Blah blah blah blah blah) and other parties who will benefit most from this facility.

  10. The Mayor buts the dick in dickens.
    He won his fight, he will be taking his bows all weekend.
    Laughing all the way to bank $$$$$

    I can not beleive

    I cannot believe they actually picked that spot.
    *Aging 100 year old sewers
    *Sink Holes
    *South Side Shootings
    I could go on & ON

    I bet it will be the greatedt thing since the smelly old person riverboat that never moves.

    Derpville, IN


  11. It came down to sprawl vs ready, fire, aim. Damned if you do damned if you don’t. The main bad things to this proposal were very clear. It will now box in the fc and costs much more than necessary due to dpatrick being in the equation. It also won’t be an iconic and historical gateway that it could have been which will no doubt come back to haunt north downtown and south Jacobsville.

    With all of that being said, I’d like to at least see this plan maximized to its best abilities. Here’s some leads I’d like to see explored that will of course go ignored .

    The 01 master plan called for redigging the Wabash and Erie canal at first and John. The natural extension would be back down fith. This campus needs to leave fifth as a waterway to get this master plan started. Would also help with drainage.

    This location presents a unique opportunity to connect to ue with walnut while increasing property values. A small street car line would do wonders for both schools in the middle of this road. South 41 would see a boom in increased property value with student housing all along it.

    With the old central lot out officially, there needs to be a plan to make this a iconic multimodal transportation are with Mets next door expanding in.

    Overall there is still a lot of potential with this lot as bad as it is. I just don’t honestly see it being reached though. But nonetheless I’m happy for downtown.

  12. With the new Med. school downtown maybe just maybe we can get more that 800 to a basketball game..

    • If we are giving IU $ 35 Million, they could at least relocate their men’s basketball team down here. Maybe with those Big 10 Conference Games at Fraud Center we could get 80 % full ?

  13. Tell me rails Where do you might think the auto dealership focus will be? With its jobs. We think We already know,you’ll not like that much,as well.

    • Dpatrick? I’m hearing 41. And shame on them for sticking all money into that building after the construction of the fc just to make it more valuable. Now a basically half brand new facility is coming down. I know the business community doesn’t care about things like that but I cringe when things like that get wasted. So I say good riddance. Driving miles are lower every year. It’s time to switch to something that works for downtown.

  14. I really didn’t care where it ended up as long as it wasn’t in Warrick County. Now that it’s anticipated to be constructed in downtown Evansville can we now get on with the deconstruction of the current Civic Center Complex and reconnection of Main Street to North Main Street and the elimination of ALL one-way street that randomly end by changing into two-way streets (I don’t have a problem with one-way streets, but it makes no sense in having one-ways run head-on into two-ways!). And can we now stop closing Riverside Drive for every little piddlely-wink downtown event and redirecting traffic from a major means of egress into, through, and out of downtown Evansville onto Second Street?

    • First of all, the civic center is not the reason for the economic differences in south and north main. That would be the Lloyd Expressway which cut off an entire district and the effects can be seen from east to west not north to south. That’s not to say the demolition of the cc isn’t now necessary for both the centre and fc to spur entertainment growth though.

      Secondly, your solution to the selection of an urban campus is another heavy dose of the sprawl inducing automobile? This is 2014, this is the epicenter of the core. Green living with waterways, trails, and urban transportation are the solution despite the grim reality that the city power elites will undoubtedly see it your way with a dull campus surrounded by concrete roads.

      • “First of all the civic center is not the reason for the economic differences in south and north main”? PoseyCounty did not say that, however nice segway to your statement condemning the Lloyd. Can you imagine 2014 EVV without a major east-west corridor, regardless of the effects of said improvement? IMHO the Civic Center project is the single most damaging decision made by our public officials in the past 50 years. It was the death warrant for our downtown. Subsequently, we have lived through several main street/downtown “rebirths” over the years, spending millions of dollars for nothing. At the same time, a decision for the destruction of the civic center could possibly be the most constructive decision for the downtown that our public officials could make since 1968.

        • If he wasn’t implying that why is he wanting to reconnect Main St.? Just for the hell of it? I have never seen one person who thinks roads are solution to all ils (they aren’t). Yes, I too would have gone with the futuristic roundabout design they unveiled but I don’t think the current building has destroyed north Main like everyone is letting on about. Truthfully it reminds me of the old World Trade Center vs the current WTC. The old one had a sense of place because it was a complex while the new one is basically just a bunch of buildings that just so happen to be hanging out with each other.

          And no, the construction of the Lloyd was in no way, shape, or form worth the destruction of everything north of it. From east to west, the effects of Jacobsville, Stringtown, and the Hercules Plant district not being recognized as a part of downtown has caused an amount of damage that may never be fixed. Not to mention all the buildings that were leveled along Division. US 41 is the same way and after all of that destruction they didn’t even make it the interstate like they should have.

          This same dilemma was in front of Lexington a few decades ago. People laughed and preached the end of the city if they wouldn’t build a freeway right through their downtown. The city had enough common sense to opt against the idea. Today, they have over 256,000 people and are growing with an urban growth boundary. Evansville has roughly 117,000 and is dying despite the out of control sprawl being encouraged at the same time.

          • You have truly bought the whole menu. Of the 19th century, that is. How’s that canal working out?

          • If you have no idea what in the hell you are talking about, you should probably not go out of your way to show such ignorance .

          • Jason, you don’t have any idea what you’re talking about. I wasn’t implying that Main Street and North Main Street should be reconnected for economic reasons. I was stating that they should be reconnected for egress reasons. You do understand egress, don’t you? Main Street was, and should be, a means of egress into, through, and out of downtown Evansville. The Civic Center Complex effectively killed that. I’ve seen the concept plans for the “roundabout” design – that made as much sense as closing off Main Street with the Civic Center. What the city “leaders” of the 1960’s did was nothing more than to create a clusterf***. As far as the Lloyd Expressway goes, there’s definitely some design screw-ups there (some of which INDOT has reluctantly began to correct). Those that they still need to address are reconnecting Kentucky Ave. across the Lloyd (do you have any idea how much traffic that there is on Kentucky Ave? and that reconnection would provide an alternative traffic route if another horrendous accident occurs at one of the Highway 41 intersections as did last Wednesday), the traffic lights at Vann Ave and Stockwell Road have to go (these roads should be serviced by access side roads), the traffic lights at Burkhart and the Golder Corral exit need to go. Burkhart should have been an overpass interchange and the Golden Corral and Dunn’s motels/hotels can be serviced by side roads). and don’t get me started on Highway 41 or the under construction reconstruction of the Highway 41/Lloyd “Expressway” interchange which doesn’t even reflect the need to incorporate the removal of the railroad tracks between the interchange and Virginia Street OR incorporate the Virginia Street intersection into the design (great design – you pass over the LLoyd on a new cloverleaf and immediately hit the railroad tracks before running into the traffic backed up at the traffic light at Virginia Street). Yep, there’s truth in the old adage, “If you can’t find a real job as a Civil Engineer you can always go to work for INDOT”.

        • Yes I can imagine Evansville without the expressway (major east-west corridor). I just spent the last 6 weeks traveling all over the city collecting donations for the VHS charity auction and I do mean all over the city. I was on the expressway very very little and in fact tried to avoid being on it.

          • I will add that the placement of the civic center was not intelligent in any way, shape, or form.

  15. Though I’m not pleased with the selected location, ther is a couple of this we all can agree on.

    When the students aren’t in class they will be on the east and west side of town spending most of their money and time. I’m just curious how they will find a spot to park all those cars.

    Urban sprawl will continue and will more than likely escalate due to the limited lodging that downtown will offer, college kids will only move so far into the ghetto that surrounds the downtown before they search for the higher rent district.

    So YAY!!! Downtown gets the med center. The Promenade needs to get busy building nice affordable housing to support the students that will be flocking to the area due to all it has to offer.

    • With the projection of 1,800 students studying at the facility needs to come the reality that 1,700 are already in Evansville studying nursing at the three post secondary schools we already have. The “new” bodies in town because of the medical school will be no more than 100 it that much. This project is significant to the downtown. It is a drop in the bucket from an overall perspective. It is no more significant in the big picture than USI adding 100 students to the current enrollment of 10,000.

      • If these schools are such great economic engines, wouldn’t it follow that Bloomington and Lafayette would be like the second and third largest cities in Indiana by now?


      • Thanks for the reality check Dr. with surrounding blight, Bee Slough, no parking, no gas stations, no Grocery, no housing, and a mobile non resident student body as exampled at USI, added to the fact that like IU’s other facilities, with a self contained Cafe for food/lunch, I not so sure this will bail-out Old Downtown, other than the taxpayers bailing out the current owners of the, “can’t give them away properties”.

        • The dining facility situation is a good point, Crash. Those who come to be treated at the clinical sites will not be going to the classrooms, either. They’ll be seen at Gateway, Owensboro, Jasper, and the others. Maybe a few will go to the downtown Deaconess campus. I truly doubt that any of those partners are going to do any significant building downtown.
          It isn’t unusual for medical facilities to require that staff remain on the premises for their meal breaks, so the restaurant trade may not see big increases after the construction phase is done.

    • If METS can’t/won’t meet the need, I would think that a privately-operated, “green” shuttle operating between the east side and downtown, on a 24/7 basis might be a profitable idea. That would ease parking and traffic issues. Someone should at least do a feasibility study on such an endeavor, once the reality about downtown-living starts to set in for those students who voted “unanimously” for the location of the school to be near those downtown “amenities.”

  16. Tear the Civic Center Complex down build high rise apartments for the school there….lots of parking in the back 40..Put the Civic Center Complex at Roberts Park..with the dogs..

    • I think the Civic Center should be moved to the Washington Square/ Lawndale complex to help revitalize they area before it dies like downtown did.
      A reconnection of Main St. is too little, too late, but it would still be a nice “nod” to the past vitality of the area and it would be a little nostalgia for parade routes.
      A small, privately operated dog park may do well on the old Civic Center site, depending on the number of housing units within walking distance. There are a lot of public housing units in the area already, but I don’t think they allow pets.

  17. Anyone who knows people involved with bike rides clubs that will be out in Armstrong township this weekend???????

    Appears some green symbols painted on Baseline Road just west of Hwy 65 to turn onto Trapp Road. Trapp Road is closed by county road work. This is a public courtesy announcement!!!! Please contact somebody!


  18. Up to 1800 students, no mention of numbers of staff members, ect, that will be there. Parking?, how do they get there?, comes to mine. With regular downtown spaces taken during the day, what happens with parking for these folks? What happens when Ford Center has something during the day? I would think there will be evening classes going on as well when the FC is having a event? Does anyone know?

  19. Will there be a public comment period for the design phase or are we going to get another round of only the kings know best?

    • I doubt that we uneducated, mindless peons could offer any worthwhile input.
      You know, it just dawned on me that all of those people who voted against government consolidation may not be thrilled to see $50 million+ go downtown, into a TIF district. Maybe the Mayor should be careful what he wishes for. It may put big bucks in the cronies’ and his pockets, but it just might cost them votes.

  20. While having a late lunch this afternoon at Turoni’s,
    my wife asked me, “where will the O’Daniel’s would move to?”
    Without hesitation, I said “France, that’s where I would go with all that money.” …

  21. Just saw the renderings for this thing. Dear lord is that ugly or what. Please tell me that’s a placeholder!

        • Too damn lazy to spray the weeds coming up through the cracks in the sidewalk. I doubt if they are that lazy about sending out their bills.

      • That’s an awesome video V2R. Most of that appears to be the designs of Frank Gehry who originally designed one amazing complex for the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlantic Rail Yards that will surround it with an underground train station and 17 high rises.

        Now Forest Ratner is building modular buildings around it. What do you think of this?

        He did that to get around all those power hungry unions up there so I don’t have a problem with it. But in reality, the 3D printer could probably do a better job.

        I don’t support one form of architecture of the other whether it’s classical, modernism, post-modernism, yada,yada, but I do support keeping any building with iconic and distinctive designs that define the city it’s in.

        I like what’s going on in Haynie’s Corner. I’m VERY glad they took down the gay pride flags so that this is an architecture part of town, not a place to make pro gay political statements.

        • Rails: I think that has its place,what it stands on is what we’re looking to improve. You ever looked into the UK and Prince Charles and his Dorset vision. The take is its sustainability with viable balance and walk-ability design in its infrastructures.

          Forward,climate smart under ground utilities,and the buildings are made from locally sustainable products,the road system would never work in the metro there,but could adapted, I’d say “Inner core for real” 😉 Not some painted pig polish over a ZOMBIE INFRASTRUCTURE.

          Redevelopment without the sustainable balanced infrastructure is “lipstick on a pig” 3 card monte games,in today’s world,seems evansville has gotten a pass on that issue with its pocket tickled politics for several decades. Needs a federal shove to the future.

          The “sell” on the downtown campus is a similar “paint brush temporary” unless ,they actually DO something about old evansville’s shot “ZOMBIE INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS”. who’s streets are flooded,who’s basements and foundations get pumped full of environmental toxicity. Who pays for the improvements on downtown’s standing problems with this? take a guess.

          The mayors asking for 50 million might touch the solution in downtown,what about your neighborhood? Whos,affected,or “disaffected”,by that “babble”.

          Really, Its past due until the regulatory standards of the EPA and health and well being are dutifully applied to the local governments project forecasts,and,real estate markets,for some actual positive community sustainability growth forward

          The goal is to improve life standards for the nations entire population base,that goes beyond evansville and Indiana.So.

          The set up to accomplish that with the proposal downtown has been therefore applied to the TIF,district,and,your local utilities bills each household must deal with forward.

          The selected people who have sat on the old,now,useless zombie infrastructure,rode the wave to the beach,and might just get to walk away. 🙂 Verses being dashed on the rocks,they reserved that experience for the citizens funding that won’t ever use the new features anyway. 🙁 This is progress to point,that is cleared up by who’s and where the actual progress is felt forward. …… We’ll see.

          If this improvement can lead to similar improvements in the working neighborhoods that “must support the paint job”,then it could be an incremental improvement,we however don’t see that happening in evansville as of current conditions.

          Rails: Look at your real issues,and “the infrastructure your forced to use”, to fund strictly singular touch points. Now,is this a good deal for the regional county and metro?.
          We’ll say “incrementally its a step”,however, “only one”,you all have a hell’va race ahead of you. “Stay focused,and don’t be fooled by the paint job your presented,it’ll fade the next time it storms,or rains hard.


          good luck

        • Check this out Rails;

          have another post as well,its moderated right now we suppose.

          Gotta go, Ole Charles has got a crown jewel there,I could see that in a urban core development in and around evansville,heck out by gateway,as well as newburgh,or especially New Harmony in,Columbus,etc,etc,

          At least its environmentally sustainable the road balances need work for the US however. 🙂

      • Can’t happen. The sand’s been turned. I saw it. I saw the bankers too, couldn’t miss them since they were pointed out, which seemed odd at the time. All makes perfect sense now.

        We need a TIF abuse charge with enhanced penalties for abusing an underage TIF. Our city government has now managed to pervert that formerly useful financing mechanism into a TIFicature of its original intent.

  22. “There are lies, damn lies and government statistics.” (anon)

    Take for instance the following.

    “McRobbie also praised the city’s leadership for its commitment to the downtown location through the creation of a Tax Increment Financing District that will provide $35 million in funding for the project.”

    The TIF WAS NOT created for the IU School of Medicine. It was created many years ago and expanded to help pay for The Ford Center.

    One of the provisions of the TIF District is that it captures the tax money generated by an INCREASE in the real estate taxes generated. When the land and improvements at the planned site are taken off the tax rolls, this “creates” a negative amount. It will be replaced by a facility paying NO taxes. Yes, I am saying that this will create a negative balance for the TIF district.

    The TIF district is already carrying a huge burden with its commitment to (partially) fund The Ford Center.

    We, the taxpayers, will see our tax bills increase with this commitment of TIF funds.

    “Figures don’t lie but liars figure.”

    • The residents of Warrick County are complaining by asking the question WHY is our county practically bankrupt and the government officials constantly stating they have no funding for improvements?
      I point to Deaconess Gateway and The Wellness Trail TIF districts as a tax problem for the rest of the Warrick County taxpayers; primarily for the reason you have stated.

  23. Hey, what happened to the 2012 Audit that was supposed to be released Friday ? Decided not to publish that while the IU Brass in town ??

    • Just checked and they did not publish it. There had better be some explanation forthcoming from the SBOA for not conforming to their own rules. Maybe the tail (Evansville) is wagging the dog (Indiana SBOA).

      • Editor; Zombie Mortgage foreclosures,

        This is exactly why we compare the already EPA mandated and further crumbling failed infrastructures nationwide under and around them as “ZOMBIE UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURES” the sewer and water systems are dead or really wheezing badly as is the transportation infrastructure is outdated and in disrepair.So
        Therefore,the cost to perspective consumers,property owners or developers and renters becomes a rising “ZOMBIE”UTILITY COST application usually left unseen or Un-addressed, and avoided before the property transfers’.

        Thus the terminology Hidden “ZOMBIE INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS” to move the sites forward for compliance. So as the standing ZOMBIE UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURES are updated, the touch points to the actual customer base can be slapped forward onto the surrounding metro areas monthly cost of living structures for benefit of a development that is in line to receive TIF funds to move forward, as well.

        This is exactly why we’ve worked as we have to develop a method to address this issue forward to meet those standards now required for any community to move forward with each specified compliance mandate.

        And, exactly why this system could never be left to any “localized” sustainability plan nationwide. One can “clearly” see how that would play out. So can we, This is a national plan for clean water resources,everywhere. Therefore,most likely should be applied in the same manner. 🙂

        “Babble”, from the usual “SOIREE” is the norm per whom this might “affect” in Evansville Indiana metro also. And is always expected, however, our determination to make this change for positive affordable climate actions will not be deflected in its endeavor for some actual planetary balance with sustainable living environments nationwide/globally. The team just wanted the reasoning clear why we would call out some outdated crumbled infrastructures nationwide “Zombie utility infrastructures”.

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  24. The bottom line is that in most of the fields that will be taught at the school, at least half of the students’ time will be spent at clinical sites, so the parking will likely not be the problem some anticipate, although it may present some challenge.
    My understanding also is that USI will keep some of its lecture classes on their current campus, although Ivy Tech and UE will move everything to the new campus. It is fair to say that the majority of clincal sites will be on the east side, and I expect that is where most of the more advanced students will locate. The Martin Group needs to get busy on that housing and retail. I really don’t think the location of the school downtown will have a significant effect on housing choices for students and mid-level staff. The better-heeled faculty and staff may opt to locate downtown, until they tire of the inconvenience.

    • Eville; That’s an understatement,for sure.
      We’ve wondered how the rules apply there when their made,and applied,from an Federal level of engagement….. Guess that’s how the dealers dealt the customers(rubes),with the CSO mandate fines.

      That’s if that systematical fix even works,moving forward?

      Meah,it’ll probably be a little over a billion bucks to attempt a viable fix for’em over the next 20 years,whose going to get the increased jobs markets percentages to pay the standing improvement revenues for a fix for the localized “ZOMBIE, MUNICIPAL UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURES?”* sold off,with these deals?

      Bucks,to the rubes, for increased local costs of living indexes, “not so much.”

  25. This might be a great time for Rails&Roberts Stadium to begin lobbying for the construction of a Metro system between USI, the new downtown Med School facility, and the Deaconess Gateway/St. Mary’s eastside/Warrick County complex. Just think, it could be constructed underground and while the boreholes are being constructed a parallel borehole could be built to accommodate our updated storm water/sanitary sewer infrastructure system. Nah, it’ll never happen – R&RS would rather lobby to stop the construction of I69.

    • Yeh: Dutch keep on pinchin’em,think about that,really where ever the Med school thing goes its just not going to have “affect” on that much traffic.
      When that area proposed the arena location, what measure was taken to develop throughput for those “capacity crowds” as projected by events timing and capacities?
      Like I said the medical application if stretched beyond the current [transgressions] heard,stated, projected or otherwise. Simply,will not offer such a demand. Of course some foresight and the true [transformation] through innovative thinking that Rails does offer for daily urban transportation networks are more in the sense of creativity for purpose “due actual whole unit community based logistical transport commerce.” What should have been the plan since the second world war forward. (If so,one,might actually need it today)

      Simplified mass transit system’s for those areas “that do” support employee numbers requiring sustainable mass transit plans. Using, actual employee numbers commuting daily to effect the balance of the systems projected needs.
      In case one hasn’t noticed your metro is a bit short on the employment sites to support the balance. However at least Posey is moving forward towards some site projections with actual increasing onsite employee numbers of municipal revenues, having..Affect.

  26. Is funding for the Med School pretty much a ‘done deal’ ?

    In 2011, The State legislature turned down $23 million to IUPUI’s med school program citing a lack of student entrollment. Is there something about Evansville that will draw students there from perhaps already successful medical programs in adjoining states, or perhaps those others within Indiana ? Where was the marketing research proposing Evansville’s future success ever posted by area newspapers on media sources ?

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