Catalent's Bloomington campus. Image courtesy Catalent
Catalent's Bloomington campus. Image courtesy Catalent
Drug maker Catalent has bought three parcels of land just south of its Bloomington plant for nearly $1.2 million.

The company declined to provide details about its plans for the property. A spokeswoman told The Herald-Times only that the company “continues to invest in our world-class operations in Bloomington to expand capabilities.”

Property transfer records show that Catalent bought the parcels on Oct. 20 from Irvin Materials Inc. IMI, a concrete producer that serves five states including Indiana, did not reply to repeated phone messages.

The Bloomington planning department did not have any plans on file that would indicate what Catalent might do with the property. Planning staff told The Herald-Times that the parcels are zoned “mixed-use employment.” The designation is “intended to provide a mixture of office-related uses and medium-scale multifamily residential uses that provide significant employment opportunities for the community and the surrounding region.”

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