Residential Real Estate

Developer scales back plans for tower along Central Canal

March 20, 2012
Scott Olson
The firm behind a proposed downtown apartment tower designed for college students has slashed its height from 26 to 10 stories to improve its chances of winning city approval.
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Irvington apartment, streetscape projects clear hurdles

March 20, 2012
Tom Harton
Two significant construction projects are closer to starting in Irvington, where the district’s East Washington Street commercial corridor is bouncing back even as one of its key buildings faces demolition.
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Downtown condo residents sue developer over damage

March 19, 2012
Scott Olson
The homeowners association for the 70-unit Hudson wants the building's developer, Kosene & Kosene, to pay to repair damage it alleges was caused by faulty construction.
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Deal rekindles $45M downtown projectRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
Cory Schouten
Former partners in Kosene & Kosene Development have settled a legal dispute that jeopardized redevelopment of the vacant former Bank One Operations Center downtown. Milhaus Development has until May 1 to begin construction.
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Foreclosures surge in most states, including Indiana

March 15, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana saw default notices climb 37 percent in February compared to February 2011. Scheduled home auctions were up 92 percent from the previous year.
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Three Anderson workers fired over relatives' HUD funds

March 14, 2012
Associated Press
Three employees of an Anderson department that receives federal money for affordable housing have been fired for failing to notify city and federal officials that they had relatives whose housing was paid for with the funds.
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Building-permit activity rises in February

March 14, 2012
The nine-county Indianapolis area rebounded from a slow January to post a 40-percent year-over-year increase in building permits last month.
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Zionsville real estate schemer sentenced to 30 months

March 14, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A Zionsville man who pushed real-estate investing schemes has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.
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Plans call for apartment conversion of 10-story American Building

March 13, 2012
Cory Schouten
The Whitsett Group and Ambrose Property Group expect to spend $7 million to $10 million to retrofit the building at 333 N. Pennsylvania St. to accommodate 72 apartments.
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Area home sales stay on upward path in February

March 12, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Purchase agreements in the nine-county area tracked by F.C. Tucker hit 1,728, a 14.7-percent increase over February 2011. The increase marked the 10th straight month of year-over-year improvement.
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Developer breaks ground on Bush Stadium projectRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
The project by developer John Watson’s Core Redevelopment calls for preserving the stadium’s historic façade and shell as part of the 131-unit Stadium Lofts apartments, along with an adjacent 132-unit apartment community called Stadium Flats.
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Fixes to historic preservation tax credits may have to wait

March 6, 2012
Cory Schouten
Fixes to the state's historic preservation tax credit program pushed by Indiana Landmarks may have to wait another year after the Indiana Senate put the brakes on a bill that garnered unanimous support from the Indiana House.
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State economy finally gaining tractionRestricted Content

March 3, 2012
J.K. Wall
Leading indicators for Indiana's economy are looking up: Banks are increasing lending, real estate developers are pulling the trigger on long-shelved projects, manufacturers are expanding, and consumers are even buying big-ticket items, including automobiles.
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West-side apartment complex to house veterans

February 29, 2012
Lincoln Apartments is set to be built on the city's west side, near the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. The project will be financed with $11 million in rental housing tax credits.
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CityWay designed to integrate retail, housing, hotel, YMCARestricted Content

February 25, 2012
Marc D. Allan
Architects were told to push the envelope and integrate. Be mindful of where you are in the city and integrate well.
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New-home construction off to mild start

February 23, 2012
Scott Olson
Building permits filed in the nine-county Indianapolis metropolitan area totaled 194 in January, a 2-percent dip from the same time last year. But industry leaders are cautiously optimistic.
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Tax credits spur city apartment constructionRestricted Content

February 18, 2012
Scott Olson
Increase in federal funding helps developers finance projects that include mixed-income rental housing.
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Developer plans $15.7M senior-living center on east side

February 17, 2012
Scott Olson
The city of Indianapolis approved the project after accepting Mainstreet Property Group's offer to purchase the property at 16th Street and Arlington Avenue for $912,500.
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Foreclosure activity edges higher in January

February 16, 2012
Associated Press
Banks took back more U.S. homes in January than in the previous month, the latest sign that foreclosures are accelerating after slowing sharply last year. Foreclosures were up 69 percent in Indiana compared to January 2011.
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Home-sale agreements for Indy area jump in January

February 13, 2012
Sales of existing homes in the Indianapolis area are off to a strong start in 2012, with the number of sales agreements increasing 13.4 percent in January compared with the same month a year earlier.
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Glick center receives $6.3 million federal grant

February 9, 2012
The funds will be used to construct a three-story, independent-living facility consisting of 50 one-bedroom units for low-income senior citizens at the neighborhood center on Indianapolis' northwest side.
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New mixed-use project holds promise for building across street

January 31, 2012
Tom Harton
An 82-year-old downtown commercial building that’s had trouble luring tenants is suddenly positioned to thrive courtesy of an $85 million mixed-use project planned for a site right across the street.
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Few in Indiana using state fund to avoid foreclosure

January 30, 2012
Associated Press
A state program created to help Indiana residents avoid foreclosure by providing them with 10-year loans is seeing few takers even though the state's foreclosure rate is among the highest in the nation.
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Apartments rev up residential revival downtownRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
Cory Schouten
An apartment building spree downtown is getting fresh fuel with an $85 million mixed-use development that will be anchored by a Marsh grocery.
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Builder's bookkeeper gets 18-month sentence for theft

January 25, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
Kim Hutchison, 52, the former treasurer of Greenwood-based J. Greg Allen Builders and Princeton Homes, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for allegedly stealing more than $446,000 from the now-closed companies.
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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