A plan to save the 1927 structure is beginning to take shape as part of a larger effort to transform the three-block stretch of East 10th surrounding the Rivoli into a magnet for arts-based organizations.
Scaffolding has been up around the lower levels of the 113-year-old Soldiers and Sailors Monument since last October as crews have been working to fix water leaks and damage to bolts holding bronze figures in place.
Preferred vendor WMB Heartland Justice Partners is hoping to resurrect the $1.6 billion project and see it pass the City-County Council on June 8, but a hastily called meeting with council members has the potential to violate the Open Door Law.
Indianapolis will be the first market where 21c Museum Hotels LLC competes with established art-centric hotels. Yet the company is so bullish about its future here that it expects to outperform its peers by more than 50 percent.