Work in Progress: University of Evansville

Southwest Indiana is on the precipice of visible change. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Lincoln Commons, a new residence hall for University of Evansville students, as well as Freeland Clubhouse. Read about more projects in the June/July 2024 Evansville Business feature story.

University of Evansville

UE has a major capital project near completion: Lincoln Commons, a four-story residence hall for 123 upperclassmen at Lincoln and Weinbach avenues.

Photo of UE Athletics Director Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried, baseball head coach Wes Carroll, Kyle Freeland, and UE President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz provided by the University of Evansville

The one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartment-style housing – complete with a full kitchen and laundry services in each unit – is set to open for the fall semester in August, with around 3,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground level. UE officials are speaking with potential restaurateurs about the property, President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz says. Parking for 96 vehicles was developed in 2023 in an adjacent lot across Lincoln Avenue.

A capital wish list item for UE is a health and wellness center at Walnut and Weinbach avenues. The start of construction depends on financing, Pietruszkiewicz says, and the university expects to learn this summer if a grant will be approved.

On May 20, UE announced another major capital project: the Freeland Clubhouse, made possible by a $3 million donation from 2015 graduates Kyle and Ashley Freeland. Kyle, a former Aces baseball player, now pitches for the Colorado Rockies, and his wife played soccer at UE.

Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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