East Side — The Promenade of Evansville continues to grow on Evansville’s East Side with its most recent addition of the grocery chain Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in January. The development also will welcome retailer Costco within the year.
West Side — USI is renovating the school’s Physical Activities Center (PAC). The two-phase project will add more than 200,000 square feet of space to the facility in addition to renovations of existing space. Phase I of the $66-million project is expected to finish in the fall.
North Side — In Jacobsville, renovations were made to North Main Street, including the addition of a pedestrian path, lighting, and streetscape overhaul. A new “Makers District” nicknamed NoCo (North of Court Street) hopes to see a mixed-use, three-floor space with clean manufacturing, engineering, development offices, and residences by the end of the year. Farther north, TaylorMade Golf Co. will move into the North Side with a distribution site set to open in July 2018. It’s estimated to create 52 full-time and 100 seasonal jobs.
Downtown — Progress continues on the Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science Education and Research Center after breaking ground in October 2015. The school is expected to be completed by May. Tropicana opened the state’s first land-based casino in October 2017. The Hyatt Place hotel is set to break ground in early spring at the site of the former Scottish Rite chapel. It will feature five floors with 139 rooms. Work continues on the former Riverhouse hotel at Walnut Street and Riverside Drive, which will become the Mediterranean. It will feature 76 rooms with an opening date in 2018.
Newburgh, Indiana — Friedman Park opened in May 2017. The $5.5-million park near Victoria National Golf Club, offers 180 acres, various trails, two pavilions, and an amphitheater. Deaconess opened the Medical Office Building 2 in October 2017 at the Deaconess Gateway Campus in Newburgh. The new Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital also will open at the Gateway campus in the spring.