Mystery: A new city is coming?

January 16, 2009
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A New City is ComingDoes anyone have an explanation for the window display in the building at Pennsylvania and Georgia streets across from Conseco Fieldhouse? The banners spell out "A new city is coming!" and include images of police officers and a skyline scene. Officials in the city's planning department say they're not sure what's going on, and officials with building owner CSX did not return phone messages. Is the display teasing a new building tenant, or is it public art? Maybe a guerrilla marketing strategy? Stay tuned. We'll figure this out.
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  • Well, one thing it's certainly not is a new Circuit City.
  • ^^^LOLz
  • Since the window graphics are a violation of the Regional Center Zoning Ordinance, it must be a new BW3.

    Watch for the bumblebee color scheme, tacky suburban paste-on stone base, and blacked out windows.
  • thundermutt,
    get over it.
    we all appreciate the fact that a Regional Center Zoning Ordinance may or may not of been broken. may be if your lucky it will go out of business and it will return to an empty street level space on Indy's second most notable street.
    And just a heads up the next time hugely successful chain wants to open up in OUR underpopulated city-center the city will let them get away with then too.
  • Perhaps it's talking about the proposed Penn Centre or The Legends District... A boy can dream can't he?
  • It is a police museum.
  • dang. Da Hooey is not alone anymore with a sense of humor. :lol:


    in this Ballard era, that's about all that will see you thru these crappy times, eh?
  • Apparently there is no lack of humorless types here, Da Hooey. Keep on smilin'. :)
  • I think if you got all of us together over a beer (and Cory brought his IBJ AMEX) we'd probably get along fine.

    we're all haters, but lovers at heart. ;)
  • Did someone say Cory is buying the beer?
  • It's Finally an IKEA. It's blue building will makes us a new city of blue and it has multiple levels. Perfect for the massive amounts of quantitiy coming in on rail right near by, and high level execs to use the heliport nearby as well! I can't wait, I'm so pumped.

    Figured I would be the first to mention Ikea.
  • Im serious people, its a police museum.
  • A new city needs to come to that building.
    It is a bland brick structure with really no style. I don't know if once upon a time it had more beauty but really that is bland.
    I highly doubt this is development. 'A new city is coming' doesn't scream development to me unless there is action and renderings around the structure.
  • its a police museum
  • I hope it isn't a police museum. What a waste of space in that area. There are many more applicable buildings for a Police Museum, not one in the heart of our entertainment and nightlife district.
  • how dumb, if true.
  • The old Conrail building would be a good conversion to condos with first floor retail.
  • Maybe if these were converted to condos - they could be made affordable for recent graduates and professionals who are smart with their money and would rather 'pay themselves' than pay a landlord. No need to make the condos swanky with granite and heated cobblestone shower floors and steam washer and dryers. Just put in some nice fixutres, good layout and then let the new homeowners upgrade as they grow. This would be good for that building.
  • I think it will be the largest adult superstore in the world.
  • Chinatown could be considered it's own city....is it Ballards Chinatown!!!!???
  • :lol: ballard's a complete morAn. chinatown! we even have any Chinese here? Except them smart ones up in HAMco?

    nah, it INDOOR CRICKET!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111
  • Really??? A police museum???? We need that downtown about as badly as we need another bad chain restaurant. Seriously this space has so much more potential and so many better uses. Heaven forbid that a real grocery store go in downtown (does anybody really believe that the Market Square site will ever be revitalized at this rate?). How about actually demolishing the building since it has no architectural value?

    Indianapolis really needs to get its collective act together when it comes to urban planning. The Historical Society has WAY too much influence making it difficult to revitalize areas by tearing down old buildings that are past their useful life, vacant, have little to no curb appeal, and are not configured for modern use.
  • MikeW,
    Nice idea, but more likely Kosene will grab it an convert it into 600 sq foot cells with plastic fixtures and cheap carpet for $275K
  • HotCarNut,
    though the IHPC can be annoying at times it is essential to preserving the beauty of this city.
    History and beautiful architecture are not only found in monuments and landmarks, they are found in areas of multiple older buildings.
    The IHPC has preserved and saved many parts of this city's history.
    When it comes to the demolition or changing of structures I'd say they have a good amount of influence. Now when it comes to the development of empty land sometimes I feel they have too much power (such as the forced reduction of height, dumbing down of design, etc.).
    However, you only need to look at photos of buildings and landmarks that once stood to understand how essential they are to keeping this city's character what it is while progressing.
    Heaven knows if we had an IHPC in the 20th century like we do now, we would still have the English hotel and Marion county court house.
  • Do we really not have a true answer? I am curious, but I do hope it isn't a police museum. I truly appreciate their services, but...
  • Character?
  • This building does not have character.
  • Hey Da Hooey! I'm Chinese and proud of it.
  • The answer is out. The plans are for Cop City

    http://propertylines.ibj.com/content/?p=1055#comment-41425
  • you know
    marshal law

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