McRobbie Favors Downtown Evansville Med School Site

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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is recommending a downtown Evansville site for a new medical school and research campus. The board of trustees is slated to vote on the potential location early this afternoon during a meeting in Bloomington. Four locations are being considered for the site. Along with programs from the IU School of Medicine, the University of Southern Indiana, University of Evansville and Ivy Tech Community College will have a presence at the new operation.

The Courier & Press reports the downtown site endorsed by McRobbie has an estimated price tag of $69.5 million, with the city offering incentives of $35 million.

Tennessee-based Skanska HealthRealty is the developer of proposed campus.

Browning Construction and Duke Realty Corp. in Indianapolis along with the University of Southern Indiana's Office of Finance and Administration are part of the teams behind the other three proposals.Source: Inside INdiana Business, Indiana UniversityThe development team on this project is Skanska/U.S. HealthRealty, and four members of this team traveled to Bloomington for the meeting.