Walmart, bank, barbecue on tap for high-profile Fishers corner

June 5, 2013
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Work is finally under way at Fishers Marketplace, a long-awaited development at the northeast corner of 131st Street and State Road 37.

A former golf course on the site closed more than five years ago to make way for a planned water park, but that project dried up and the property fell into foreclosure. Then the recession hit.

Crews now are preparing the site for a 104-acre mixed-use development anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market, which is about a quarter of the size of the retailer’s typical superstore. Plans filed with the town of Fishers show a 43,418-square-foot store with a drive-through pharmacy.

Last week, Warsaw-based Lake City Bank said it will invest more than $2.8 million to build its second central Indiana branch at Fishers Marketplace. The 3,700-square-foot office is expected to open in November.

Master developer Thompson Thrift said City Barbeque has signed a lease for one of the multitenant retail buildings in the so-called Market District. Negotiations are under way with another restaurant and a home-furnishings store.

As IBJ reported in September, a 294-unit luxury apartment complex will add a residential component to the project. Construction on the $25 million Addison Landing at Fishers Marketplace is expected to begin this summer.

The northern portion of the site, dubbed the Regional District, “is intended for a larger-scale project with regional appeal,” Thompson Thrift executive Ashlee Boyd said in a prepared statement.

Assuming the water park plans have circled the drain for good, what else would you like to see on the site?

  • yay more traffic
    So that's what that random new "139th St" Stoplight is for. I honestly don't care what goes in here, as the traffic headaches will keep me away. Too bad that plan to convert 37 to roundabout interchanges like Keystone won't be happening anytime soon.
  • Y Generation Appeal
    More and more people in this generation are in their first time home buyer stage. I've considered moving closer into Indianapolis or along the 96th street stretch to have easier access to a pleasant night out with the wife. It would be nice to have some 'local hangouts' (other than britton tavern), a wine house, and maybe a place to dance? (Not to 80s music and not overwhelmingly loud live bands). The right atmosphere is crucial.
  • Coffee
    We need a coffee shop around that area.
  • what stores to add?
    I'd like to see a nail salon, a dry cleaners, maybe a place to thread eyebrows, a cell phone shop, a national-chain sub shop, an insurance agency, a financial advisor, and eventually a fireworks/Halloween costume shop.
    • Italian restaurant
      Since Carrabbas was forced out in Carmel, maybe they can open here! There seem to be very few Italian options in Fishers.
    • Bad Site Layout
      If you look at the proposed site layout it's basically a sea of asphalt with little islands of buildings. Each space is disconnected from one another and will contribute to the sprawl that is the 37 corridor. A better site layout should be demanded by Fishers. With the current plan if you want to visit more than one establisment on this site you'll have to get back into you car and drive to the next stop. It is simply a poor layout.
    • Fishers New Dev is FAILING
      Way to go Fishers - a new Walmart! This will fit right in, alongside the new liquor store and gas stations going up at Exit 10, a half-empty Hamilton Town Center, fast food chains and discount stores popping up on every corner, not to mention the two other Walmarts within 5 mins of this one... Well maybe not 5 mins, considering the horrible traffic nightmare that Fisher roads have become. Why do I want to live in Fishers again???
    • None of the above
      How about a golf course instead of a bunch of ugly urban sprawl? Britton wasn't fancy, but it was cheap and public. Or what about a family park - green space with a respite from more buildings that will be half empty in 3 years...
    • I am a fishers Resident.
      I bought my home in 2007 here in fishers and was a transplant from out of state. I didn't know the area well and I relied on advice from the one friend and his wife I had that lived here. We had only so much money to buy a house and needed so much space to start with as I was moving 30+ years of stuff with me, an apartment was not going to do. My first home was in fishers off 131st right before cuberland and I paid a lot of money for the house $150K. Thanks to the great financial decisions over the next 2-3 years - even today in 2013 my home is (according to most home appraisal sites) worth $139K that is still11K short of what I PAID for it. Not to pention the 4K for a new HVAC unit in the house and 10K on a new roof and to fix the water damage inside the house the old roof caused. (great inspecor I must have had when I bought my home, told me I had 7-10 years before I needed to worry about any of this stuff). SO I have close to $15K invested into the home. Easily should be worth the $150K I paid for it. After I bought my home in 2007 I was told of the dreaded "WATERPARK!!!" My homes backyard was along 131st right across from the JR high school and I was very worried. Then when we hears the Waterpark died I rejoiced but only for a little bit. Then news of a Movie theater coming. (glad that didn't work out either). To hear of these luxury apartments going up and the marketplace going up on the front of 37 was a delight to hear to me and my other homeowners in my subdivision. Those worried ab out the "WALMART" first off it is not a super store it is only a Marketplace, like another MARSH or KROGER going up. I have been to a few of them in indianapolius and they are nice. So no need to WORRY ab out it. Only those who get enraged when the walmart name is attached to something are going to stir the pot about this. Trust me, for those who live behind Kroger on 116th st or those who live behind Marsh at 146st along 37.. this will be the same thing. You also have to remember there are fishers schools on the other side of this propery. There are not going allow something that will harm the children or the environment of these properties to go up on this site. I think the school already have purchased a small part of the back end of the property.. SO good for them. This is already shaping up to be better than any of us residents could have hoped for. The walmart supermarket and the Market space which seems to be modeled after the strips along 116st and look very nice. Couple this with 294 luxury apartments and the old golf course is shaping up to be a really nice development. I personally don't like the new light along 37, but I guess it is necessary. I am sure values of homes along 131st and in the general area, those behind Britton and by the schools along Cumberland will benefit from this. No waterpark, mo movie theater and no more car dealerships is a good sign. I might not be what everybody wanted but it is a great compromise. Now for what I want to see there in the market space that will be developed along with the new walmart food store. I want to see mom and pop shops. Maybe a good bagel store (not Einstein or big apple). A starbux or mom and pop coffee house. Some small tech stores, computers, mobile, at&t, verizon ect.... Wouldn't a bad area for a apple or Microsoft store either (which probably won;t happen). As for the traffic. It is not going to change much. It is still very easy going in the area. Only 7:30-9am seems pretty bust and then from 5-6:30pm it goes busy going south on 37. It's not going to change in the slightest in my opinion.
      • Luxury apts!?
        You all do realize the term luxury is based on the rent pmt and not the quality of craftsmanship...and given the high cost of rent in fishers...guess what? All apartments are "luxury". Way to go fishers and frankly, Indiana, anything for a business. Worked awesome for pike township!
      • JJ
        It'd be nice to see a Jimmy Johns as we really don't have any close to us other than Carmel. A coffee shop would be nice too, something local, not chain.
      • ivy nails & spa salon
        Ivy nails & spa on 9532 e 126th st fishers .next to Big apple bagels .close with your home. Call us 3178450089

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