Local News / December 17, 2013

New Apartments Open On Old Hospital Site

Jill Sheridan
New Apartments Open On Old Hospital Site

A new, affordable apartment building is ready for residents.  The revitalization project is the latest for Indianapolis and the Mid-North Neighborhood. 

Sitting on the site of the old Winona Hospital, Illinois Place Apartments offers 50 one and two bedroom units, a community room and an urban green space. 

At Tuesday’s ribbon cutting, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said cooperation helped build the new complex.

"All these partners have really made a difference and no one could have done it by themselves," said Ballard.

Federal funds went into the apartments and the Children’s Museum became invested when the city donated the land. 

Winona was unexpectedly abandoned in 2004. It quickly became a dangerous eyesore, and was torn down in 2011. 

Just recently the city has celebrated similar successful projects at the old Keystone Towers site, Eskenazi and Bush Stadium.