North side project to include Paradise

May 11, 2007
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Office/Retail projectA two-building office and retail complex at the corner of Meridian and 96th Street will include a Paradise Bakery & Cafe and a McAlister's Deli. Landmark Properties is developing the 45,700-square-foot project just south of McDonald's. One of the buildings will be three stories and the other will be two. Both will include retail on the first floor. The project was designed by Noblesville-based Curran Architecture.
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  • You know what else would go great there? A Starbucks!
  • Anyone know whats gonna happen with the closed Kro-ghetto at 96th and Meridian?
  • The parking lot in that rendering looks great!
  • this looks like a nice development (again, higher density!), but i agree with liberty bell (ha ha - nice name) with the parking lot. i hope that will be towards the back. this city, for some reason, neglects to put buildings right up on the sidewalk. that creates sprawl and it's unfortunate and annoys me everytime i see a project like that. we should be encouraging pedestrian traffic with every new development (less car trips, more calories burned). but again, this will be a nice overall addition to a marquis area in need of some polishing...
  • The parking is on the west side of the building. The rendering is from the west looking east. Meridian Street would be int he background. The building is pushed up as close to Meridian Street as zoning ordinances will permit, with just a drive lane between the grass/landscaping that will exist between Meridian and the buildings.
  • I'm glad Curran Architecture has been chosen for this building. I like a lot of their other work, like the animal hospital on Rangeline Road in Carmel. Their style is a lot of midwestern-prairie style updated with a very clean, modern chic.
  • Shawn, thanks for the clarification!

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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.

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  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.

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