Carson’s left a 145,000-square-foot hole in Circle Centre mall when the three-story department store shut down April 29 following a three-month liquidation sale.
In response to public input, INDOT said in September it would not add extra through lanes to the interchange as planned. INDOT also said its plans now call for the construction of retaining walls in certain areas that are only 7 to 11 feet high at the top of existing berms, rather than the much-higher retaining walls at the foot of the berms that it had originally proposed.
The projects range from full-service hospitals in Bloomington, Brownsburg and Shelbyville to a flurry of “micro-hospitals,” free-standing emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
The year’s big projects include construction at The Yard at Fishers District, a culinary district developed by Indianapolis-based Thompson Thrift.
The 360 Market Square apartment tower opened in March—a $120 million, 27-story structure that redefined downtown’s eastern skyline. Much of the year’s other development took in the Mass Ave district.
It was the year of the improbable, especially in politics—starting with the resignation of Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and ending with the election of Mike Pence as vice president. Then there was Carrier’s flip-flip, Eli Lilly’s changing of the guard, ITT Educational Services’ collapse—and much, much more.
Donald Trump’s big victory in Indiana means his running mate Mike Pence will be vice president. It also swept Eric Holcomb into the governor’s office and Todd Young into the U.S. Senate.
Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan tried to take his company private but fell short again, among other stories.
A longtime provider in the for-profit college education world shuttered this fall after years of pressure from federal regulators over its recruiting methods and students’ educational performance.
Political newcomer Jennifer McCormick was elected Nov. 8 as state superintendent of public instruction—a surprise to many who expected Democrat Glenda Ritz to keep her seat.
Massive real estate developments continued to roll into Hamilton County in 2016, especially in Carmel and Westfield.
Simon, the nation’s largest mall owner, is busy luring restaurants to fill space vacated by traditional retailers victimized by the growth of online shopping. Many retail landlords are seeking unconventional tenants to fill space.
Three major Indianapolis-based retailers struggling with declining sales replaced their CEOs this year as they tried to improve company financials.
Angie’s List in July changed its business model to allow people free access to its basic offerings, after nearly 21 years of requiring subscriptions. That coincided with the company’s migration to a new software platform.
Cunningham in the past seven years has opened Mesh, Bru Burger and Union 50 on Massachusetts Avenue. He launched Vida—where Amici’s Italian Restaurant once stood—in February, and followed up with The Livery on College Avenue in November.
In all, 59 percent of voters said “yes” to the referendum, which gives the council the authority to impose an income tax of up to 0.25 percent to help fund the Marion County Transit Plan.
Federal prosecutors say two American Senior Communities executives and two other men orchestrated a scheme that used kickbacks and shell companies to defraud American Senior Communities and federal health care programs out of millions of dollars.