Development/Redevelopment

Councilor takes aim at Browning's Broad Ripple apartment project

October 1, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
At-large City-County Council member Zach Adamson says that even if the apartments-and-grocery project gets an OK from city development officials on Wednesday, he might force an additional hearing.
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Woodfield office buildings attracting strong interest

October 1, 2013
Scott Olson
The two Class A office buildings totaling 348,000 square feet are close to being sold after falling into foreclosure during the implosion of defunct local developer Premier Properties USA Inc.
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Cummins keeping HQ in Columbus, but considering Indy project

September 26, 2013
Associated Press
Cummins spokesman Jon Mills said the company wants to consolidate its two offices in downtown Indianapolis where about 100 employees work in areas such as communications, information technology and investor relations.
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Company gains more support for Indiana power plant

September 25, 2013
Associated Press
Several officials of a central Indiana town where a $500 million power plant has been proposed say they were impressed with another of the company's plants during a trip to Texas.
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Canterbury to change name, close for 9-month renovation

September 24, 2013
Mason King
The historic downtown hotel's new owner says the $9.5 million revamp and affiliation with an international brand are needed to compete with new high-end hotels in the Indy area.
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Skywalk adds architectural element to senior-housing project

September 24, 2013
Scott Olson
Two four-story structures, at the southwest and northwest corners of 30th and Clifton streets, will be built as part of a $10.7 million project that will include 57 units linked by an elevated walkway.
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City eyes Cummins as anchor for key downtown site

September 21, 2013
Scott Olson
City officials are quietly trying to orchestrate what would be a major coup: Landing Cummins as an office anchor for a second phase of redevelopment on the former home of Market Square Arena.
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Former Thomson site may finally be ripe for redevelopment

September 17, 2013
Scott Olson
The vacant Sherman Park business complex on the east side has been taken from a private developer in a bankruptcy reorganization, and several parcels of the 49-acre property are listed in the county's annual tax sale.
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Drugstore slated for redeveloped Star property

September 9, 2013
Scott Olson
A drugstore, likely a CVS or Walgreens, is expected to anchor the ground-level retail space that will be part of the planned mixed-use redevelopment of the downtown Indianapolis Star headquarters property.
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New school to anchor Central State projectRestricted Content

September 7, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
The first new non-residential building at the former Central State Hospital campus, at the corner of West Washington Street and Tibbs Avenue, will be a charter school. Christel House Academy West broke ground last month on about nine acres donated by the city.
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Pan Am Plaza hotel may sweeten bowl bid

September 7, 2013
Anthony Schoettle
Indianapolis officials hope to include plans for a new downtown luxury hotel in their bid for the 2018 Super Bowl, but they’re not sure all the pieces for a deal—potentially on Pan Am Plaza—can be put together before a bid presentation for 32 NFL owners in May.
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City targets east-side parcel for housing development

September 3, 2013
Scott Olson
The city hopes to seek bids to redevelop land along East Washington Street that is part of the four-acre P.R. Mallory industrial complex. Real estate experts say an affordable housing project might make the most sense.
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Butler’s $4M parking project coming to close

August 27, 2013
Scott Olson
The private university is slated to finish improvements soon to 90 acres of land it owns west of the Central Canal that should help alleviate parking problems and give the public better access to the waterway.
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Developers roll out pair of homeless-housing projectsRestricted Content

August 24, 2013
Scott Olson
Two proposals to add much-needed downtown housing for the homeless have the support of city officials, but one of the projects is drawing stiff resistance from neighbors concerned that it will create a host of safety issues.
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Noblesville planning riverfront park with amphitheater

August 19, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
City leaders are working to acquire 6.4 acres of property along the White River for a park—complete with an open-air amphitheater—that would extend the city’s downtown area to the west.
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Pittman family finally moving forward on mixed-use Zionsville projectRestricted Content

August 17, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
After decades of choosing to wait, a Zionsville family is moving forward with a $90 million mixed-use project on the high-profile corner of Michigan Road and Sycamore Street.
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Chemical cleanup planned at old factory site

August 16, 2013
Associated Press
The trust created to revitalize and market former General Motors properties has set aside about $7 million to clean up a contaminated site in Kokomo where a factory stood from 1915 to 1993.
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Broad Ripple apartment project gets preliminary approval

August 15, 2013
Scott Olson
The controversial residential-and-retail development along the Central Canal got the nod from a city hearing examiner on Thursday. A zoning change and variances for the project still require additional approval.
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Adjacent Chatham Arch properties could attract redevelopment

August 13, 2013
Scott Olson
The roughly one-acre properties at 625 E. 11th St. and 602 E. 10th St. encompass an entire city block.
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Flaherty making big pitch on Range Line Road project in Carmel

August 10, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Flaherty & Collins Properties is floating two redevelopment ideas for a seven-acre parcel on the edge of Carmel’s tony downtown, but both require public support that casts uncertainty over the project.
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Trust invites bids on GM stamping plant property

August 8, 2013
Scott Olson
The owner of the 102-acre site has selected 12 companies and asked them to submit redevelopment plans. A deal could be announced by the end of the year.
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Dispute over Uptown Business Center in SoBro gets messier

August 7, 2013
Scott Olson
The dispute started in October when the lender tried to take possession of the building at the southwest corner of 49th Street and College Avenue. Now the owner has filed Chapter 11 to delay foreclosure proceedings.
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Carmel council axes funding for redevelopment commission boss

August 6, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Carmel City Council members exerted their influence over redevelopment commission expenses Monday, denying a $60,000 contract extension for longtime Executive Director Les Olds despite Mayor Jim Brainard’s pleas to keep him on the job.
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Developer puts key Zionsville parcel under contract

July 29, 2013
Scott Olson
The vacant piece of land on the southwest corner of Main and Sycamore streets, once home to a Citgo gas station, is viewed as a vital link between the historic village and development to the south.
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Bank seeks abatement to construct office space along I-69

July 27, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Economic development leaders in Fishers are asking the Town Council to OK a six-year property tax abatement to help First Internet Bancorp construct as many as two office buildings.
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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