Jefferson Plaza revamp underway

June 21, 2007
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Downtown's Jefferson Plaza is getting a facelift and a new name. Developer J. Greg Allen says he's Jefferson Plazatalking with three potential restaurants interested in opening on the first floor with outdoor dining on the plaza. He would not name the restaurants but said each would be new to Indianapolis. The 90,000-square-foot former bank building along Pennsylvania Street just south of Washington Street also will be getting a new name: Allen Plaza. The $12-million renovation project includes a facade touch-up (shown here) and 30 new condos ranging up to $1 million on the top five floors. The second, third and fourth floors will be offices.
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  • allen plaza

    can we say narcissist
  • He can call it whatever he wants as long as he gets that fountain running again.
  • More outdoor dining. Joy!
  • Allen Plaza? Why doesn't he put a statue in front of it? Of himself. Love me, touch me. Barf.

    That being said, this project, at least the restaurant aspect, should be successful what with the rehabbed Zipper Building and Cultural Trail going in on VA.
  • Any new info on Greg Allen's Penn Tower? I heard it was supposed to be 30-40 stories.
  • Look up at the tops of various brick business buildings, and you may see a name carved in the masonry. There's nothing wrong with renaming JP to Allen Plaza.
  • Sure, he's got the name picked out, and the idea, but this project has been in his idea bank for at least three years, or since he bought the building. Needless to say, I'll believe it when I see it. In the meantime, I can only say that it's moving rather slowly. Even the IBJ has had at least one article in the past on this project.

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