The year flew by

April 16, 2008
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CupcakeProperty Lines turns one this week. We've reached 300 posts and more than 5,500 comments thanks to the participation and support of a loyal group of readers. Thank you.

To mark the occasion, let's take a look back at an exciting year for real estate news. What are the biggest stories in your mind? Is it the upcoming debut of Lucas Oil Stadium, the new airport or the selection of JW Marriott? Or were you more compelled by the ambitious visions for SoDo, Penn Centre and Venu?

Some of the year's towering proposals didn't materialize. And the future of the Market Square Arena site still is unclear as two proposals for redevelopment gather dust. But other projects are coming out of the ground. The transformation of Glendale is almost done, and Hamilton Town Center has opened its first stores. One Indiana Square is getting a new look, and new condo projects are sprouting downtown. Are you more excited by expansions for Dunkin Donuts and Spicy Pickle or by a new Fogo de Chão and a replacement for Dodd's Townhouse?

A final question: What stories will we be talking about this time next year?

  • Happy birthday! All stories are good. I'm just glad somebody is dedicated like you and Urbanophile (and others) to compile what's going on in our city and surrounding area. Thanks again!
  • Dateline: INDIANAPOLIS (April 16, 2009)

    Schouten, Kosene & Kosene Partner to Construct Property Lines Headquarters; Condos and Applebees Included in Early Rendering
  • Happy birthday to Property Lines and a big thank you to you Cory for the compelling news you bring us. I think I was most interested in the grand plans that will not come to fruition. Those stories really got people thinking about Indianapolis' tremendous growth potential, in all parts of the city. Congratulations to Property Line!
  • HB to Prperty Lines and thanks to Cory for all the hard work!

    I find it difficult to pick a favorite topic, because all local develop[ment news is interesing to me. However, I am always particularly intersted in development (of any find) downtown and in the city proper.

    Just to touch on one of the subjects you suggested above, I can not WAIT until Fogo de Chao opens up in downtown Indy. Folks, if you have not tried this place you are in for a treat. It will surely be unique in the city. It is a fun favorite of mine and my friends in L.A. I definitely recommend it.........
  • Happy Birthday!

    I am a lurker because I'm interested in what is going on, but not passionate about it. I have a Dunkin' Donuts budget rather than a Fogo de Chao budget, so I don't quite fit with the regular posters to this blog.

    I work downtown and I often hear people wondering, What are they building over there? Huh?...more condos??

    My coworkers thing I'm really connected because I know the answers.

    Thanks, Cory, for making me look smart. The quality of this blog shows that you put a lot of time and effort into it.
  • Happy Anniversary!

    I really enjoy reading all the comments. I live Northwest and work Northcentral, and am always interested in new eat spots that are out here in the hinterlands and on a beer budget. Most of the downtown dinner places are only for really special treats (like Fogo de Chao ) but it is nice to know what is available.

    My observation is that Indy is definately different than most downtown areas, probably because it has essentially been rebuilt. Most city downtowns have lots of hole in the wall eateries and businesses, but as Urbanophile pointed out to me, the rents in our downtown are not conducive to that old-style.

    Keep up the good work - it's great fun and very informative.....
  • Happy Birthday! This is my favorite I'm bored, let me look at the internet for a second site at work. Gets me through the day.

    For next year I'm most excited to watch the RCA dome destruction. Also want to see the new condo building next to McNiven's take form, the new apartment building by the canal, and the changes along E. Washington. Wondering if any more town homes will be built in Lockerbie Park by this time next year.
  • i too am a regular lurker and have tremendously enjoyed the last year. thanks for keeping us informed on all the exciting things that are happening and all the proposals that could definitely maybe someday happen soon.

    i am most exciting to hear about what might be for the msa site and curious to see if someone else will try to take over the venu proposal (since there is no way it is going to happen with premier behind it).
  • i too am a regular lurker and have tremendously enjoyed the last year. thanks for keeping us informed on all the exciting things that are happening and all the proposals that could definitely maybe someday happen soon.

    i am most excited to hear about what might be for the msa site and curious to see if someone else will try to take over the venu proposal (since there is no way it is going to happen with premier behind it).
  • Congrats on one year Cory!
  • What Sandy said. :-)

    Keep up the good work Cory. Dig deeper though on the banking stories though. I work for a bank in town that is rumored to be bought out. Most exciting story of the year? 2 words, Dunkin Donuts.
  • Congratulations, Cory. You have created and maintain a great place to learn from a variety of wise people (and the occasional wise guy).

    The real question: what does your boss think?
  • Congrats! What a great year of great minds and great words, but most important a great man in Cory. You are the new genre of cyber-civil urban development and cultural awareness. Keep it up. Make Indy world-class. DONT HATE( on your city!!!) INNOVATE ( for your city)!
  • Congratulations from a reader of Property Lines based in Santa Monica. Go Indy and thanks for the interesting news Cory!
  • Congratulations on the one year anniversary. I too lurk more than post but I am interested in the comments and feedback that you enlist here.
  • Crowenhill Digger - you stay away from my grandpas gravesite in crown hill. I have posted not as regularly as I would have liked. I think a new cool feature would be to just have a listing of what is being developed or being renovated at all of the different Orange Planning Site locations. I drive by some of them and then come on here to see if anything is mentioned. Wish those were documented better.

    Thanks for all the small updates and large staory followings. IT helps me stay connected with the city and area more!
  • More Glendale news please.
  • Happy Birthday. You are running a great blog here. It is must reading for Indianapolis development news.
  • Happy Birthday Property Lines & Cory!

    I'm most looking forward to the development surrounding the stadium and convention center on the south - southeast side of downtown. I think that is an area of the city where we'll see some drastic before & after transformations. And since I live in Broad Ripple -- I'm excited for the Glendale project and the Fresh Market at 54th/College. The zipper building downtown is looking great too! So many things happening here, how do you pick just one?
  • And if I wasn't directionally challenged, I'd have caught that I meant south-southwest side of downtown surrounding the stadium. Although, there are some cool things happening southeast too!
  • Awesome job on keeping us up-to-date. Thanks so much for all your efforts!!!
  • Hey amax, I'm a reader of Property Lines based in Santa Monica as well... how random! Spent the first 26 of my 30 years in Indy though and IBJ and Property Lines is a way to keep tabs on my hometown....
  • Thank you to everyone for the kind words!

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