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Renewal planned for towers

January 26, 2009
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Developers are working on plans to build new residential or commercial space adjacent to two public-housing towers near Mass Ave downtown. The Indianapolis Housing Agency...
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Housing pitched for old St. Vincent

January 20, 2009
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Ivy Tech Community College is working with private developers on a plan to turn the old St. Vincent Hospital into a housing complex...
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RCA Dome implosion video

December 20, 2008
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In case you missed it about 9:30 a.m. Saturday:
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IU's new business incubator

November 18, 2008
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IU is breaking ground today on a $10 million life-sciences and Internet-technology incubator in Bloomington. The new facility will be 40,000 square feet and is scheduled for...
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More than the Whistle Stop

November 7, 2008
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The former Whistle Stop Deli at 901 East 64th St. isn't the only building along the Monon Trail the city's parks department is...
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Fishers tables $100M project

November 6, 2008
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An Ohio developer and the Town of Fishers have agreed to cancel a 2007 development agreement that called for a $100-million mixed-use project featuring 250,000...
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The Property Lines vote

November 4, 2008
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To keep this post topical, I'll start with a link to this week's Real Estate Weekly. The news has been slow lately, but my colleague Chip Cutter still managed to dig up some good nuggets. The real...
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Update: City OK with abatement

October 31, 2008
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The city has decided to support a request by Buckingham Cos. to abate part of the additional tax liability stemming from its $2.5-million renovation of...
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What to do with the old St. Francis

October 29, 2008
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Beech Grove is working on a redevelopment proposal for its St. Francis Hospital campus. The tentative plans call for a mix of office, senior residential and possibly retail....
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City looking for Whistle Stop tenant

October 27, 2008
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The city is looking for a new tenant for the former Broad Ripple Monon rail station at 901 East...
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Group eyes new vision for Circle

September 15, 2008
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A group of local business and civic leaders are hoping to transform Monument Circle into a grand public space in the European model, a pedestrian-friendly piazza that draws crowds year-round to...
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Children's Museum expanding

July 24, 2008
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The world’s largest children’s museum is getting bigger. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis plans to build a $15.7 million expansion with 37,500 square feet of...
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Suit challenges Pan Am move

July 23, 2008
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A local attorney filed a lawsuit today challenging a city maneuver that cleared the way for private redevelopment of Pan Am Plaza. The suit, available More

Update: Landmarks v. Ivy Tech

July 17, 2008
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The Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation is fighting a plan by Ivy Tech to tear down...
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Old hospital could face demolition

July 16, 2008
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Ivy Tech State College now hopes to tear down the old Weyerbacher Terrace apartment complex after determining the 1913 structure would be too...
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Group eyes Midtown revival

June 30, 2008
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A community group called Historic Midtown Neighborhood Initiative, or HARMONI, is hoping to mix private and public money to fund major infrastructure improvements and establish a collective...
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Buzzkill: IHPC kills giant keg signs

June 17, 2008
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Someone must've been drinking when they came up with this: A proposal submitted to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission last month called for three 10-foot-tall, protruding kegs with taps facing the...
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Update: Monon Place approved

June 4, 2008
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The Metropolitan Development Commission approved a $15-million Broad Ripple redevelopment project by a 9-0 vote this afternoon, disagreeing with a handful of vocal remonstrators. In siding with the developer,...
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Fun with tax abatements

June 3, 2008
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A couple of development projects that would include tax abatements are up for hearings Wednesday at the Metropolitan Development Commission: Community Hospital of Indiana Inc. plans to spend $3.7 million updating and expanding...
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Rolling the dice in Indiana

June 2, 2008
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A new electronic casino opens for business at Hoosier Park in Anderson today, and another at Indiana Downs in Shelbyville is set to open next week. The...
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The other convention hotels

April 29, 2008
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A 1,000-room JW Marriott convention hotel will anchor the $425-million hotel complex planned for the southwest corner of West and Washington streets. But it won't be the...
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Monarch building new headquarters

April 23, 2008
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Locally based Monarch Beverage Co. plans to transform a vacant drive-in theater in Lawrence into its new headquarters. The theater would be replaced with nearly 1 million square feet of new...
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JW work to begin in June

April 11, 2008
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A three-year project to build a new convention headquarters hotel along West Street now is scheduled to begin on June 1, immediately after the Indianapolis 500, said Mike Wells of developer REI...
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IRT plans $3M renovation

April 7, 2008
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre has won a $3-million grant from the Lilly Endowment to fund renovations of the Indiana Theatre building at 140 W. Washington St. IRT plans to...
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Update: Wells auction delayed

April 4, 2008
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Brokerage firm Colliers Turley Martin Tucker has delayed an auction of three parcels near Meridian and 16th streets that previously housed the Payton Wells car dealership. Auctioneer Bob Getts...
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