I want to update you on what is happening on the grounds of the old St. Francis Hospital.
Franciscan Alliance has done a lot of work on the Alverno Administrative Building at 13th and Albany streets. St. Francis Visiting Nurse Services has moved back to Beech Grove and is located in that building.
If you are wondering why there are so many cars parked in front of the hospital, it is because construction is taking place in the Medical Arts Building. The alliance is remodeling the seventh through 11th floors and is creating an open concept for officer workers. Work should be completed by late summer or early fall, and the alliance will relocate more than 300 jobs back to our beautiful city.
I cannot comment on what is going to happen with the remainder of the property, but the alliance has a good plan to implement once all of the paperwork has been submitted.
On a footnote I would like to thank the alliance for its quick work on taking down the torn canopy at the 17th Street entrance to the center building and the signs affected by recent storms.
Good movement is happening and a clear plan for the future of the property is becoming immanent.
Dennis B. Buckley
Mayor of Beech Grove