The City of Rushville has announced Ivy Tech Community College will be the first tenant in the soon-to-be renovated City Center Building on Main Street. City officials say the current Ivy Tech Richmond offices and classrooms will move to the building in late 2016.
“I have looked forward to this day since I became mayor in 2012. We are saving a community and downtown landmark, and creating a new vibrant cultural center that will provide entertainment and educational opportunities as well as house city offices and streamline services,” Rushville Mayor Mike Pavey said.
“Today, we are taking an important step to assure Rush County’s new and existing businesses have the educational resources available to support their current and future needs and those of their employees,” Rush County Economic & Community Development Corporation Executive Director John McCane said.
Richmond and East Central Regions’ Chancellor Andy Bowne said, “These plans have been a long time in the making, starting with our previous chancellor, Dr. Steve Tincher. The students of Rushville and Rush County need access to high quality at a price they can afford, and a location that makes starting their educational journey possible. We are excited to partner with Mayor Pavey and community leaders to make this happen.”
“It was an offer we couldn’t refuse. We are thrilled to be in the central part of Rushville with visibility, great technology access, classrooms and office space. It is a wonderful opportunity for current and future students of Ivy Tech Community College,” Richmond Campus President Chad Bolser said.
City officials say the project includes space for Ivy Tech, city offices and a renovated movie theater.