Contractor spending $1.6M to move north of downtown

Construction manager and contractor Messer Construction Co. has purchased two adjoining vacant buildings on North Meridian Street south of Fall Creek Parkway and plans to move there from Shadeland Avenue.

Cincinnati-based Messer said it will spend $1.6 million to renovate the two-story buildings and 50-space parking lot. Work on the project, to be performed by Messer, is to begin in May with completion expected in January.

The buildings at 2441-2445 N. Meridian St. will be entirely gutted and remodeled, with a partial tear-down and reconstruction planned for the exteriors.

The 13,712 square feet of space will give Messer room to expand. The local office has 100 employees and plans to hire 15 more by September 2015.

The buildings on Meridian Street have been vacant since October 2011. Community Action of Greater Indianapolis was the previous owner and occupant.

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