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New life for Eastgate

The long-vacant Eastgate Consumer Mall finally is getting a new tenant: a data-storage and web-hosting company. City officials are planning an 11 a.m. announcement today detailing an expansion for locally based…

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Your wish list?

A final discussion question to consider today: What retailers, restaurants or development methods are missing from Indy? Plenty of new names are entering the market, and “green” building seems to be gaining…

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Your vision for Lucasville?

The host of Property Lines, Cory Schouten, is on vacation this week. Meanwhile, the blog will feature discussion questions about Indianapolis real estate. Today’s topic is the area surrounding Lucas Oil…

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Fixing a crumbling canal walk

The oldest portion of the downtown canal walk could soon get a $3.2-million upgrade. The city is finalizing plans for new pavement, stairs, retaining walls, lighting and railings along…

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Student-housing tower planned

A team of local developers is hoping to build a 550-bed, 16-story apartment tower near the IUPUI campus. The $40 million project, dubbed Paramount Tower, would target the lucrative student-housing market….

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Catching up: Simon honored

The Simon Property Group Headquarters took top honors at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s A Monumental Affair awards last week. The 30-year-old contest honors the city’s best architecture, development and construction. Last year’s top…

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New life at 71st and Binford

The once-blighted corner of 71st Street and Binford Boulevard continues to attract redevelopment attention, thanks in large part to the efforts of neighborhood group Binford Redevelopment And Growth, or BRAG. Developers plan to…

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Update on the Circle Truss

What do you think of the Circle Truss proposal? The 280-foot-tall, $10-million stainless steel structure, designed by Kevin K. Parsons & Associates Inc., would be lined with LED lights lit with colors…

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A wildlife-friendly business park

Holladay Properties and the Indiana Wildlife Federation plan to dedicate the state’s first “Certified Wildlife-Friendly Development” at an event tomorrow. The 1,500-acre AmeriPlex Business Park, southwest of the Airport, won the designation by…

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Westfield’s booming growth

The 19-square-mile, 24,000-population town of Westfield could balloon to 56 square miles and 110,000 people in the next several years. More than 11,000 new homes are in the works. And the residential rush…

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Penn Centre at street level

Here are two street-level renderings of Penn Centre, courtesy of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf. The first shows the Omega Building along Maryland Street, and the second is a view from Pennsylvania Street. These still are early concepts and the developers…

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These colors don’t run

Work on the renovation of Jefferson Plaza (soon to be Allen Plaza) began this week as construction workers raised an Allen Commercial Group flag over the plaza. It replaces a worn-out state…

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Thoughts on Ralston Square?

Here are two renderings of the proposed Ralston Square project. The $60 million South Street project, named in honor of the original planner for Indianapolis, would feature a 150-room hotel, 55 condos, a 617-space parking garage and 41,000 square feet…

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Penn Centre, in color

What do you think of the latest rendering of Penn Centre? The plans, designed by Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, call for a 240-room Le Meridien hotel, 150-room aloft hotel,…

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Penn Centre wins approval

The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission gave its unanimous approval last night for Penn Centre, a massive hotel, residential and restaurant development across from Conseco Fieldhouse. The next step is to add more…

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R.I.P. Marquis Tower?

A 24-year-old’s dream for a twisting downtown apartment tower has run into a brick wall. Jaron Garrett couldn’t raise enough money to exercise contracts on the run-down properties he had hoped to…

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