Better know a developer: Lauth

September 7, 2007
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NASCAR PlazaLocally based Lauth had a big week. They announced plans for a 7.1-million-square-foot distribution park on 555 acres at Interstate 70 and State Road 39 near Plainfield. But lately the company has been getting more attention for its projects outside Indiana. The company broke ground this week on a 187,000-square-foot, LEED-registered office building in Las Vegas. And they've begun construction on NASCAR Plaza (shown here), a 20-story, LEED-registered office tower in Charlotte, N.C. What do you think of their work? Would you like to see a building like NASCAR Plaze here?
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  • I'm glad to see they are doing LEED registered buildings. Hopefully they can start doing that around here as well.
  • Great Stephen Colbert reference.
  • I second Tony's comments... glad to see the LEED usage. Does anyone know what level of LEED they are aiming for? Since we have not seen much LEED activity locally, I am guess there aren't many tenants asking for it. Hopefully that will change in the very near future.
  • Lauth ROCKS!!!
  • i like the nascar plaza they are building, i would like to see them do something here, just taller, lol.
  • From that angle, NASCAR Plaza looks as thrilling as the JW Marriot.

    The curvy part might have potential, but the tower is about as bland as you can get.

    Someone please tell them the 80s are over.
  • Indy's lucky to have the headquarters two of the largest developers in the country: Duke and Lauth. Hopefully after the market lightens up they can do some large-scale hometown projects we can be proud of.
  • Is one requirement of the LEED program that the building be unimaginitive and dull?
  • what is LEED?
  • Indy needs more visionary developers like Jaron Garrett.
  • LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

    More info can be found at http://www.usgbc.org/
  • Jaron Garrett isn't a visionary, he takes the ideas of others (turning torso) and modifies them slightly.
  • Wow, is Indy now exporting our brand of unimaginative, boring and bland architecure? Is there a name for it yet? How about the Indianapolis School?
  • Lauth Rocks?!? WTF? Lauth's buildings are uninspired, lack quality craftsmanship, and they treat their subcontractors as disposable (ask anyone whose worked for them). In fact, ask anyone who is an employee. Lauth Sucks.

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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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