St. Vincent announced Sept. 28 that it plans to purchase 30 acres of land on the northwest corner at W. 96th St. and Spring Mill Road in Carmel, a site it eyed several months ago before dropping a rezoning proposal that was set to be heard by the Carmel Plan Commission.
The land is near the busy interchange of US-31 and I-465. The decision to purchase the land is tied to the hospital’s strategic vision to make health care more accessible for Hoosiers.
“A key part of our mission is ensuring easy access to our care. By acquiring land adjacent to one of our state’s most accessible interchanges, we enable the exciting possibility of a future site that could allow us to bring high-quality, compassionate and personalized care to even more patients and families,” stated Dr. Joel Feldman, regional president of St. Vincent Indianapolis, in a press release.
No decisions have been made regarding what might be done with the land.
“If St. Vincent makes a mission-driven decision to pursue development, we will bring plans forward and engage local and state officials, local businesses, area homeowners and other stakeholders in the process,” Feldman stated.
St. Vincent also plans to move forward with the purchase of Parkwood West later this year and soon plans to exercise options to extend timing for purchase agreements with Lacoma Estates, a neighborhood near 96th Street and Spring Mill Road.
St. Vincent plans to continue making improvements to its existing facilities, including St. Vincent Indianapolis on 86th Street.