FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The construction of a new Parkview Health building along Illinois Road cleared another hurdle in the planning process Monday.
The Fort Wayne Plan Commission unanimously voted to approve the primary development plan for Parkview Inverness Park, sending it to city council with a ‘do pass’ recommendation.
Several neighbors complained at the public hearing earlier in the month about the height of the planned building. In the business meeting Monday Commission member Justin Shurley acknowledged those comments. He added that another, similar building that has already been approved will rise between the homes and the proposed Parkview building, will serve as a buffer.
The Parkview Inverness health campus at Illinois Road and Glencarin Boulevard will include two facilities – a medical office building and an outpatient center. Available services will include imaging, lab, cardiology, podiatry and other specialties, along with a walk-in clinic, adult and pediatric primary care, pharmacy, infusion, therapy, expanded outpatient surgery options and other services.
WANE 15 first reported the proposal earlier this month.
“As more people choose Parkview, we’re committed to making high-quality care more accessible to southwest Fort Wayne and the surrounding area,” said John Bowen, chief operating officer, Parkview Regional Medical Center & Affiliates. “By bringing together several care options and specialty services in one unique location at Parkview Inverness, we will make accessing Parkview providers even more convenient for our community. Once completed, this campus will also allow Parkview to introduce new care models that will further innovate how we deliver care.”
The new one story medical office building, which is currently under construction, is set to open this summer. The outpatient center, which will be three stories with a basement, should be complete in 2021.