Residents of Fort Wayne’s West Central neighborhood raised concerns at a city plan commission public meeting July 8 about noise from the proposed Lutheran Downtown Hospital‘s ambulance sirens, medical helicopter and truck loading dock being one block closer to their homes.

The smaller 188-000-square-foot 5-story facility at Main and Van Buren streets would replace the current St. Joseph Hospital at Broadway and Main.

The plan commission will meet a week after the public hearing to decide on Lutheran Health Network's requests to exceed the height set for the Downtown Edge district, to add a 200-space flat-surface parking lot where the current hospital is, and its choice of uplighting.

See more here later and in July 12’s Business Weekly.

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