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Warrick Co. shares plans for proposed IU Medical School

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Officials in Warrick County say they have the master plan in place to welcome the new IU Medical School to their backyard. 

Officials say there are 75 acres for the campus in the medical TIF district in the county. They say there are existing health care facilities in the area and residential living spaces. We're told this makeup fosters a safe learning environment with east access to medical facilities.

Officials say there are many smaller aspects of the master plan that play a big role. The site offers extensive space for parking which is much cheaper than parking garages that will be needed on a site like downtown.

We're told crimes rates in the area are extremely low and the area is already well lit. The area has land that can be used for possible hotels, drug stores and even the possibility of medical equipment manufacturer. 

President of the Warrick County Commissioners, Don Williams, has worked closely with economic development officials and says if their site is chosen in the coming months, construction can start immediately.

"This is a shovel ready site. By that, all the utilities are in place. That's exciting. The GEO technical studies have been completed. Phase one environmental studies have been completed and also all the title services, all the titles are clear. It is truly ready to move into. The Warrick County Wellness Campus is a true Greenfield site," Williams said.

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