Urban development

Developers taking serious look at former GM site

August 9, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
At least six reputable developers, both local and national, have toured the former General Motors plant near downtown Indianapolis since it closed last year, according to an official trying to market the property. Of those, two are taking a serious look.
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Parking-garage connectors receive city approval

August 9, 2012
The Metropolitan Development Commission's plat committee has given local developer Flaherty & Collins Properties the go-ahead to include two upper-level pedestrian connectors in its plan to build a five-story parking garage downtown. The garage is part of a larger, $85 million development.
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City to consider connectors for downtown garage

August 6, 2012
Scott Olson
The developer of a five-story parking garage downtown is seeking city approval to build two upper-level pedestrian connectors to offer easier access to the garage, especially for employees of nearby OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc.
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Showdown escalates in City-County Council over TIFs

August 4, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Redevelopment of the Massachusetts Avenue fire station could remain in limbo for the foreseeable future, as Mayor Greg Ballard and council Democrats enter a standoff over tax increment financing districts.
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'Creating a vision' is job one for IDI’s new presidentRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
Dan Human
Sherry Seiwert, former executive director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, begins Aug. 6 as president of Indianapolis Downtown Inc., the group that charges itself with developing, maintaining and promoting the heart of the city.
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EDITORIAL: City needs to raise bar for project designRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
It’s puzzling that Indianapolis doesn’t demand more of those who shape its built environment.
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Beech Grove mayor starts process to form CDC

July 27, 2012
Scott Olson
Mayor Dennis Buckley on Friday requested the establishment of a community development corporation with a signed proclamation, which will be presented to the city's development commission for consideration. He hopes to have it operating within the next month.
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Meadows neighborhood developer aims for retailRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
New housing, health facility could help attract grocer.
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Board's ruling puts Fall Creek home sites back on marketRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Cory Schouten
Buyers have quickly snapped up two home sites and the city might sell seven more on a stretch of Broadway Street where The Oaks Academy had hoped to build a soccer field.
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Commission to recommend more limits on local TIFs

June 28, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
A study commission on tax-increment financing will vote Thursday evening on a set of policy recommendations that would limit the use of TIF districts in Indianapolis.
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Whitsett's Lockerbie project will be market rate

June 19, 2012
Tom Harton
Whitsett was counting on selling state-issued affordable housing tax credits to finance the $27 million project, but it wasn’t among the projects awarded credits.
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Buckingham recruiting tenants for CityWay office buildingRestricted Content

June 16, 2012
Structure to be built steps away from Rolls-Royce, Lilly and newly built apartments and retail space.
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Angie's List CEO Oesterle grows east-side footprintRestricted Content

June 9, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Bill Oesterle’s firm Henry Amalgamated has purchased 48 properties in the Holy Cross neighborhood from 2006 through this May. Nearly 40 percent of those purchases have been made since Angie’s List struck a $7.1 million incentives deal with the city of Indianapolis in October.
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EDITORIAL: City sends message that design countsRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Indianapolis' urban design guidelines are intended to create an environment that is appealing to those who live, work and shop here. That, in turn, creates demand, providing an opportunity for future investment while protecting investments already in place.
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City delays approval of downtown parking garage

May 24, 2012
Scott Olson
A local developer's plans for a parking garage, part of an $85 million project, met resistance from a city official who said the structure's design needs to be more "pedestrian-friendly" for the area of Illinois and New York streets.
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Children's Museum selects developer for Winona site

May 23, 2012
Local affordable housing developer The Whitsett Group has been chosen to redevelop the site on North Meridian Street. Its other major development is a $22 million project set for the former Keystone Towers site.
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First stage of $85M downtown project up for approval

May 22, 2012
Scott Olson
The city is set to hear a request on Thursday by a local developer to build a five-story parking garage at the corner of New York and Illinois streets downtown. The garage is part of a development that would be anchored by a Marsh store.
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Binford-area neighborhood alliance upping ambitionsRestricted Content

May 19, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
The two main retail centers in a northeast-side development area will be at 100-percent occupancy when Uncle Bill’s Pet Express opens in a small space at Binford Boulevard and 71st Street. Binford Area Growth and Revitalization, a super-neighborhood association better known as BRAG, began striving for this milestone in 2005.
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Georgia Street redevelopment looking old already

May 5, 2012
Cory Schouten
The newly spruced-up stretch of Georgia Street between the Indiana Convention Center and Bankers Life Fieldhouse is looking older than its age. Stone pavers are dislodged and stained. The wooden boardwalk is badly discolored. Bollards are askance after taking hits from errant vehicles.
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New charter school proposed for North Meridian Street

May 4, 2012
Cory Schouten
An Arizona charter school operator serving middle and high school students has filed plans to build a two-story school at Meridian and 22nd streets.
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City gives OK for $60M apartment building on canal

April 18, 2012
Scott Olson
Investment Property Advisors agreed to reduce the size of the apartment building from 26 stories to 10 stories and from 485 units to 319 units to help gain support from the city.
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Decision on Broad Ripple garage delayed again

April 17, 2012
Scott Olson
The two-week continuance granted to remonstrators on Tuesday by the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals follows a previous seven-day delay. The board is set to consider a zoning variance for the $15 million project on May 1.
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Plan envisions hot growth for downtown IndianapolisRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
Cory Schouten
A study commissioned by the office of Mayor Greg Ballard envisions a much more densely populated, walkable downtown core stretched by several blocks and supported by another Circle Centre mall's worth of retail and enough new office space to double the size of Chase Tower.
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North-side neighborhood groups pursuing Fall Creek revitalizationRestricted Content

April 14, 2012
Destination Fall Creek calls for restoring the waterway's recreational value and redeveloping 60 acres of adjacent property.
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City approves design of $45M downtown project

April 12, 2012
Scott Olson
Plans call for the vacant, two-story former Bank One Operations Center at the northwest corner of Washington and East streets to be converted into a five-story apartment building with office or retail space on the first floor.
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