Ivy Tech builds new campus in Anderson IN
By Rick Yencer
ANDERSON, INDIANA (NEWS) - Ivy Tech Community College is building a new $17 million campus off Interstate 69 to expand educational opportunity in central Indiana.
And about a third of that work goes to East Central Indiana contractors like Indiana Bridge that is providing steel for the 85,000 square foot building.
Groundbreaking for the new camous at Columbus Avenue and 60th Street is scheduled in March and will be the latest Ivy Tech campus off the interstate. Ivy Tech built its Marion campus off the interstate on Ind. 18.
Andrew Bowne, chancellor of the college's East Central region, said the building would be used for academic classrooms for science, health, mechatronics, and a library besides other offices.
Ivy Tech now uses an Anderson schools property on 38th Street and has another facility closer to the new site on 58th Street.
The interstate location was selected, given Ivy Tech's regional approach with some of the 2,500 students going to Anderson coming from Indianapolis, Marion and other parts of central Indiana.
And the new campus, open in 2015, will be at the edge of a new six-lane Interstate 69 from Fishers to south Anderson where the Nestle's plant is located.
Muncie's Ivy Tech campus is on Cowan Road besides the old Fisher and Patterson buildings downtown.