IUPUI is grappling with how to pay for upkeep and improvements necessary to keep its three world-class athletic facilities—and
the city—in the hunt for high-profile sporting events.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis wants the city to tear down the old Winona Memorial Hospital so it can build a community park and outdoor learning center. A private firm that specializes in environmentally
impaired properties wants to turn the building into senior apartments.
It takes a map of the entire metro area to show all the projects the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has on its drawing board.
The $30 million plan calls for building two brand-new facilities, one in Avon and one in Pike Township; expanding
the Fishers YMCA; and building a new outdoor pool in Lawrence.
A local developer is planning a retail strip center along Madison Avenue just south of downtown in a neighborhood that’s been
begging for investment for years. The plans by Keystone Construction Corp. call for a 25,000-square-foot retail
center at 1400 Madison Ave., across from Sisters’ Place Restaurant.
The Capital Improvement Board could be forced to give up one of its most profitable assets so the city can pull off a $65-million
public-private downtown development deal. The city has agreed to help a developer revitalize the vacant former Bank One operations
center in part by acquiring an adjacent
parking garage for $18.5 million.
A $65 million public-private plan for the redevelopment of a vacant downtown office building is raising eyebrows for its unusual
approach and potential risk to taxpayers. The plan calls for a private developer to acquire the former Bank One operations
center, surface parking lots and an adjacent
parking garage from a private owner for $18.5 million, then sell the 1,680-space garage to the city for $18.5 million.
The city of Anderson soon will tap a new well to help accommodate demand from Nestle USA, which opened a Madison County plant
in May 2008 producing bottled, flavored Nesquik and liquid Coffee-mate, a water-based creamer. The
company already has launched an expansion slated for completion in 2011.
Developer Brown Investments has reached terms with the owners of 43 of 49 homes in the North Meridian Heights neighborhood
in Carmel. Browning plans to demolish the homes to make way for a $100 million commercial development over 17 acres.
The owners of car dealerships slated for closure by Chrysler and General Motors face a tough environment for unloading their
real estate, but an expected onslaught of such properties has at least one company preparing to grab a slice of the business.
A local architecture firm hopes to challenge hip Mass Ave with an arts-themed development in Fletcher Place. The $9 million
project would include apartments, retail and office space.
Local leaders and, soon, a national team of experts, are quietly developing a strategy to revitalize Marion County’s biggest
concentration of brownfield sites and impoverished urban neighborhoods, centered at East 22nd Street and the Monon Trail.
A local developer is hoping to convert an unfinished eight-story luxury condo project downtown into a mostly affordable apartment
building with its headquarters on the top floor.