Brownsburg power center planned

May 19, 2008
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Eagle LandingTwo local developers are pitching retailers on a proposed 700,000-square-foot power center in Brownsburg. The massive project seeks to capitalize on a growing population center and the newly constructed Ronald Reagan Parkway. It would sit at the northeast corner of Interstate 74 and Ronald Reagan Parkway. Plans call for retail including three anchors of more than 100,000 square feet each, several restaurants, office space and two hotels. Local developers Eureka! Ventures and Thompson Thrift are partnering on the project, which is tentatively called Eagle Landing. Plans call for groundbreaking next summer and completion by Fall 2010.
  • How exciting!! Brownsburg can have their very own Applebees, Bed Bath & Beyond and Old Navy!
  • Well, this is the first good news that we've seen in a while for people who love sprawl, so I guess that's something...
  • It's about time someone develop that area. It's been overlooked for a long time. O'Reilly speedway is a stone's throw away from this. Plus, from Lafayette square to Brownsburg there is now retail. I believe this development will be highly successful and the whole area around it will boom.
  • The traffic on 56th street, a two lane road, is already out of control. Why must every corn field be developed in this area? Is it so difficult to drive 10 minutes to Avon to shop?
  • I agree Tony, but hate to see the farm land go. Maybe the announced development will get the highway contractors to finish that interchange and 56th st so we can finally be finished with construction on 74. It will also take pressure off 267 interchange (horrible traffic).

    BTW- Why do all westside road construction projects always happen in May???
  • Hey now, Sophia...we already have an Applebees in the Burg :)

    The sprawl is inevitable, but I will gladly welcome some new shopping and eating establishments in Brownsburg.
  • There are plans to develop 56th into 5 lanes. But, somehow the Hendricks county powers have progressed slowly on this.The county has needed a north-south road for decades. And, yes it is very very difficult to drive to Avon from anywhere north of 56th.
  • I'll believe five lanes when it happens - I've heard about it since 2001. I believe this will be finished 2 years before that project is supposed to be finished unless they have moved up the deadline to meet this sprawl.
  • I would stay as far away from Thompson Thrift as posable. If it's the same compeny. there Robbing Terre Haute blind. them along with the Gibsons. there the new Mafea in Terre Haute.
  • Really more shopping? I welcome the tax base, but hate the fact that we cannot drive more than 30 min to go anywhere. Are we all that lazy?
  • Bob,

    Take your time when you type.

    Translation of typo's ....

    posable = possible
    compeny. = company,
    there = they're
    them = Them
    there = They're
    Mafea = mafia
  • Looks like I'm not the only one who hit the sauce tonight! :lol:

    That or Bob is as dumb as Tony George, sho also was borned in Terre haute.

  • I don't mind farm land going away. If any developer is spending money in this economy, then we better welcome the investment. That farm land was probably just bringing a Fed subsidy anyway.
  • You may have noticed that the siteplan says Eagles Landing, instead of Eagle Landing. The developers now are leaning toward the singular eagle... Which do you prefer?
  • Cory, does anyone really ever pay attention to a(nother) big-box shopping center name?
  • Nah, just me. When I was in Florida, I wrote a story about subdivision names after some developer called their project Redneck Acres. Classy.
  • LMAO. Put that story up sometime...we all need a good laugh.

    Maybe some developers will get jarred out of Olde Towne Station Eagle Centre Highland Woods Parke Place Cherry Creek Landing mode. (Did I hit 'em all?)
  • I think either...

    The Promenade Shoppes at Eagles Landing Harbour Towne Centre


    High Street Marketplace Eagles Landing at The Avenues Streets Esplande

    have a nice ring to them.
  • OK're NOT the only one paying attention.

    How about a Property Lines reader contest for the lamest strip mall/power center/big box acres development name?

    Here's my entry: Asphalt Acres Big Box Power Center

    Oh, wait. That's too descriptive.

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.