[Content Courtesy: Indianapolis Business Journal]

The Lebanon Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday to recommend approval of Eli Lilly and Co.’s development plan for two manufacturing facilities in Boone County.

The proposed $2.1 billion Lilly manufacturing campus north of Lebanon will include 13 buildings totaling more than 1.6 million square feet, according to a site plan submitted by the company.

One of the facilities will produce active pharmaceutical ingredients used in Lilly medications, while the other will focus on cell and gene therapy, said Jennifer Massey, associate vice president for manufacturing at Lilly.

“The reason we’re building these sites is to fulfill our purpose of creating medicines that help people around the world,” Massey told the commission. “Between the two sites, we’ll be producing medicines for patients who are facing illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease and other severe illnesses.”

Plans call for the Lilly campus to be bounded to the north by County Road 450 North, to the west by Interstate 65 and to the east by the CSX railroad tracks. The campus’ southern border would be north of County Road 300 North, which would connect to Witt Road, and County Road 375 North.

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