Demolition crews began tearing down the Winona Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis on Monday. The hospital had not been used for seven years, and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which owns the property and two adajacent pieces of land, is now working with the city of Indianapolis to redevelop the property.
The Museum’s Director of Community Initiatives Anthony Bridgeman says the Museum will combine its properties to give it more space for development projects.
“There are parcels on the Winona campus that the Museum actually has ownership of, so we will be evaluating those parcels as part of the overall reuse of the Winona campus,” he says.
Bridgeman says the organization plans to oversee the new construction, which includes the development of both residential and commercial areas.
“We have a pending agreement with the city of Indianapolis to redevelop the site into housing reuse, a green space, as well as identifying a commercial space for the site as well,” he says.
The demolition is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year and new construction will begin soon after.