Downtown Development Projects Set to Transform White River Area

In downtown Indianapolis, the area that borders the White River between 16th and 10th streets is undergoing a transformation. Two major development projects aim to make this area a hub for recreation and innovation, and one project is already in progress.

In December 2018, construction began on the first building at 16 Tech – a 60,000-acre multi-use development. The five-story, 120,000-square-foot research and office facility called Building One is expected to be complete sometime in 2020, and all available workspaces are already leased. Tenants include the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Indiana Biosciences Research Institute.

When complete, 16 Tech will include co-working space, 15 acres of green space, four parks, retail space, and public art installments. Browning, the investment firm backing the project, says 16 Tech is expected to draw more “curious and creative” people to this part of Indianapolis. With the proximity of major teaching hospitals, leading technology firms, and new apartments, this area northwest of IUPUI is sure to become a hotbed of innovation and talent.

The White River Vision Plan

In February 2019, the White River Vision Plan was nearing finalization. This sweeping project to beautify the White River corridor from southern Marion County to Strawtown, in Hamilton County, included some ambitious proposals.

One proposal was to create a small boat launch ramp at the Emrichsville Dam, where 16th Street crosses the White River, so kayakers can access the river. Another concept was a floating entertainment stage north of 16th Street. Final plans were expected to be announced in late April or in May.

Apartments Near IUPUI

River West Flats is a new apartment community on the west bank of the White River, just south of the Emrichsville Dam. If you’re looking for quality apartments within 2 miles of IUPUI and the new 16 Tech development, this is the place to be. Apartments are in demand in this area, so don’t wait – contact us today to get a closer look: (317) 743-2758.

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