(Content Courtesy: IBJ) A $2.1 billion Eli Lilly and Co. manufacturing campus in Boone County would include 12 buildings totaling more than 1.6 million square feet, a company official told the Lebanon Planning Commission on Tuesday night.
Lilly’s presentation provided more details for its plans announced in May to construct two manufacturing sites that would anchor a new innovation district northwest of Lebanon.
The Lilly campus would include two manufacturing sites called LP1 and LP2. The 12 buildings on the campus would range in size from a 3,200-square-foot visitors center to a pair of three-story, 330,000-square-foot manufacturing facilities.
The Indianapolis-based drugmaker has said the 600-acre project would create up to 500 jobs, along with up to 1,500 temporary construction jobs, at the LEAP Lebanon Innovation and Research District.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has identified about 11,000 acres in Boone County for the large-scale research and innovation park due to its location between Indianapolis and Purdue University and its proximity to I-65.
Lebanon has already annexed about 6,600 acres for the LEAP site. LEAP is short for Limitless Exploration/Advanced Pace.
The Lilly site’s buildings would include uses ranging from administrative offices, lab space, manufacturing, utilities, warehousing and a fire station. The planned facility areas would take up about 200 to 300 acres, leaving room for possible future additions to the Lilly site, along with landscaping, open space and buffer areas.