IU Health is looking to rezone property in the 10100 block of Ernst Road for a new medical facility. (Image courtesy: WPTA)

Indiana University Health has plans to grow its footprint in Allen County. Our partners at WPTA-TV report the health system intends to build a $16 million facility in the town of Roanoke, which is southwest of Fort Wayne.

IU Health will hold two open houses this week to answer questions about the proposed medical clinic that would be built on Ernst Road, just west of Interstate 69.

The TV station says the property would need to be rezoned. The facility would offer primary and secondary services and would include an imaging lab.

If approved, IU Health plans to begin construction swiftly. It says the goal is to open the building by the end of 2022.