Urban design firms acquire Market Street building for HQ

December 22, 2011
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Axis REA Indianapolis headquartersTwo local firms focused on architecture and urban design have jointly acquired the former Perfection Bakery Building at 618 E. Market St. in the Cole Noble Commercial Arts District on the near east side. The one-story, 1950s building will serve as a studio and headquarters for Axis Architecture + Interiors and Rundell Ernstberger Associates LLC. The renovation, which calls for shared meeting spaces, libraries and a kitchen/break room, began this month. Exterior improvements including a garden, secured courtyard, paving and plantings also are planned. Prior to the purchase, Axis had occupied about half the building as a tenant. The project will transform the remaining roughly 5,000 square feet of unfinished space. REA was founded in 1979, while Axis was formed in 1995.

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  • CHEDDARS IN GREENWOOD
    Corey, can you confirm that the building they
    are remodeling in the Greenwood mall parking lot is in fact going to be a Cheddars? I found a website saying they were coming to greenwood but did not say where. The building looks like it could be. Thanks
  • 12th and Delaware?
    While we're talking about downtown, there is an "Available" sign on the Jehovah's Witnesses building at 12th and Delaware. Is the church moving? What sort of tenant cold move in there?
  • Broad Ripple
    Any idea what's going in on the NE corner of Keystone and Broad Ripple Ave?
    • 62nd/keystone
      Permits says its a Speedway.
    • not cheddars
      possibly payless liquors, i wish it was a chedars, hope im wrong,

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    1. John, unfortunately CTRWD wants to put the tank(s) right next to a nature preserve and at the southern entrance to Carmel off of Keystone. Not exactly the kind of message you want to send to residents and visitors (come see our tanks as you enter our city and we build stuff in nature preserves...

    2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

    3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

    4. Perhaps, but they've had a very active program to reduce rainwater/sump pump inflows for a number of years. But you are correct that controlling these peak flows will require spending more money - surge tanks, lines or removing storm water inflow at the source.

    5. All sewage goes to the Carmel treatment plant on the White River at 96th St. Rainfall should not affect sewage flows, but somehow it does - and the increased rate is more than the plant can handle a few times each year. One big source is typically homeowners who have their sump pumps connect into the sanitary sewer line rather than to the storm sewer line or yard. So we (Carmel and Clay Twp) need someway to hold the excess flow for a few days until the plant can process this material. Carmel wants the surge tank located at the treatment plant but than means an expensive underground line has to be installed through residential areas while CTRWD wants the surge tank located further 'upstream' from the treatment plant which costs less. Either solution works from an environmental control perspective. The less expensive solution means some people would likely have an unsightly tank near them. Carmel wants the more expensive solution - surprise!

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