Northern Kentucky University releases plans for Health Innovation Center

Later this year, construction will begin on Northern Kentucky University's Health Innovation Center, which will span 95,492 square feet.

The project will cost $97 million and will include training areas to meet demand for programs and research in the healthcare field, according to an article in the Cincinnati Business Courier. It is anticipated that the building will be completed by mid-2017.

"Enrollment in our nursing and allied-health programs has grown by 100 percent over the past seven years, and we're also turning away more than 300 qualified applicants each year due to a lack of space," NKU spokeswoman Amanda Nageleisen told the Courier. The new center will help them grow current programs, as well as add new ones, she said. Article