The donation, from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, brings the project’s fundraising total to $27 million. The total project cost is estimated at $30 million.
Black residents near Indiana Avenue want projects in tune with neighborhood
A $70 million mixed-use proposal—later withdrawn—by Buckingham Cos. for property at 719 Indiana Ave. owned by the Walker Center met significant opposition.Read More
Buckingham withdraws plans for $70M project along Indiana Avenue
A formal withdrawal of project plans was filed Friday, Nov. 20 with the city of Indianapolis, although no reason was offered.Read More
Plan for major apartment project next to Walker Theatre moves ahead
The proposed complex next to the Madam Walker Legacy Center would include about 344 apartment units ranging from studios to three bedrooms, with most of those likely used by IUPUI students.Read More
Lilly Endowment’s $500,000 gift will help fund needed maintenance to the historic building on Indiana Avenue. Center directors say the theater needs a new HVAC system, in addition to electrical wiring, lighting and sound equipment.