A development team is finalizing plans for a $480 million mixed-use project that calls for condos, as many as three hotels, a theater and 175,000 square feet of retail space just south of downtown. The project, Legends Districtâ€”SODO, could be one of the largest private developments in the cityâ€™s history. It would sprawl over 11 acres that are now home to several parking lots, Subway and Arbyâ€™s restaurants and the former Chateau Thomas Winery. This Ratio Architects rendering is a view from Lilly's Faris Campus. (Click image for a larger version.) The developer's vision is for an independent downtown destination that would honor Indianaâ€™s legends in sports, arts, entertainment and politics. Renderings show a series of giant outdoor television screens and ribbon-screens ala Times Square that would loop clips of Hoosier legends such as Larry Bird, David Letterman, John Mellencamp and the Andretti family. The full story is here
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