IndyFringe’s theater addition to get boost from developer

August 13, 2013
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

indyfringe
                              trailhead rendering 225pxIndyFringe’s plans for a 2,100-square-foot theater addition at its home base near Mass Ave will get a boost from Milhaus Development LLC, which is building its Circa project just to the south of the theater group.

Milhaus began construction this month on its latest residential development, a 235-unit project along College Avenue and, at the same time, will lend its expertise to IndyFringe’s addition by serving as an in-kind general contractor.

“Because we are doing such a high-volume project just down the street, we have the opportunity to capture significant cost savings on materials and labor for Fringe … and provide oversight on the construction at little to no overhead cost to Fringe,” Jake D. Dietrich, a Milhaus project developer, said in a written statement.

In return, IndyFringe will let Milhaus feature one of its properties during the next three years as a lead sponsor of the IndyFringe Festival. This year’s event runs Aug. 15 through Aug. 25, and Milhaus’ Artistry project at 451 E. Market St. will be featured in festival materials.

IndyFringe last year purchased the property on St. Clair Street where the 65-seat addition and stage will be built next to its 100-seat IndyFringe Basile Theatre, originally a church built in 1927.

Between the two performance spaces will be a central court, named the Trailhead to denote its proximity to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. It will contain an elevator, ticket office, foyer, restrooms and green room for performers.

The project’s architect is Blackline Studio.
 

ADVERTISEMENT
  • Thank You
    That is pretty awesome, and it is great to see the developers giving back to help foster the artistic bent of Mass Ave!
  • Indeed!
    Nice community building effort here..good to see.
  • Love cooperation
    I love to see groups work together. The theater is a great thing to be close to upscale apartments as is the cultural trail. I think this is a winwin for both groups. Congrats.
  • Thank you Mihaus
    What a thoughtful, community-minded thing to do!
  • Congrats!
    Congratulations on yet another great project. Proud of you!
  • Bravo Milhaus
    Well done Milhaus & Mr. Dietrich for helping out with this project. Thanks for setting an example of how private developers and businesses can help support downtown Indy's development, especially the Arts.
  • Win-Win
    This joint effort is a win-win for the city of Indianapolis and the arts community.

Post a comment to this blog

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

ADVERTISEMENT