The University of Saint Francis is expanding the footprint of its Crown Point campus. The Fort Wayne institution says it will Friday host a groundbreaking ceremony on a 19,000-square-foot academic building.
According to our reporting partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana, the ceremony comes less than a week after the Crown Point Plan Commission granted site development approval.
The structure will double the school’s current space and allow for greater enrollment.
“We are thrilled to begin this project, which will expand our USF Crown Point academic programs and fill a need for additional quality healthcare professionals in Northwest Indiana,” said USF President Eric Zimmer. “We look forward to this continued partnership with Franciscan Alliance to benefit the community.”
USF Crown Point says more than half of the funds needed for the $7 million project has already been raised, which includes a gift from Franciscan.
The school offers a host of two-year,, associate degrees, mostly in medical fields, including medical laboratory technician, radiological technology and surgical technology.
The publication reports the university’s expansion is just part of a major development being planned on a 510-acre property at the southeast corner of Interstate 65 and U.S. 231 that will also include a new hospital and the potential relocation of Andrean High School.