KIB getting new headquarters

July 16, 2007
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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is planning to renovate a vacant industrial building in Fountain Square to serve as its new headquarters. New KIB headquarters The not-for-profit will seek LEED certification for the 25,000-square-foot building at the corner of Fletcher and Shelby streets, across from a walk-up Dairy Queen. The group paid about $500,000 for the red-brick building, the former home of janitorial supply company Roger Popp Inc. The building will get a green roof, cysterns to catch water and a center atrium as part of the $1.7 million renovation. KIB plans to break ground in late August.
UPDATE: Check out a rendering of the project here.
  • awesome! looking forward to seeing this in person someday...that will be a needed boost to that corner of fountain square. i love how several green buildings have been announced recently. finally, this city is catching on. hopefully this will be a leed/green roof showplace since it's kib's headquarters. this should spur others to consider this type of development.
  • Great that they have a new place--now if they can keep the trees they plant alive--they need a plan to water them after they've been planted so they don't die before they establish.
  • Perhaps their HQ can become Indianapolis' version of Chicago's Center for Green Technology: green roof, permeable paving, rainwater capture, solar energy technologies and above all, a resource center for those who wish to employ green alternatives in everyday development, construction, and renovation.

    ...all with some well-tended urban trees. That corner needs it!
  • This is such great news.. I can't wait for the the corner of Fletcher and Shelby to be beautified!

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