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Two redevelopments and one $60 million community center around Indianapolis, IN

The City of Fishers announced plans for the 105,000-sqft community center and two old buildings are being re-purposed in Indy.

Exterior rendering of the Fishers family center

The family center is expected to break ground this fall.

Rendering via City of Fishers

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Central Indiana is coming in hot with three new development projects announced yesterday.

Fishers Community Center

Fishers announced plans to break ground on a 105,000-sqft community center this fall — with a price tag of $60 million in city-issued bonds. The city’s tax rate is not expected to increase as a result + its designs were based on community input.

The project at Johnson Farms will include a dog park, indoor playground, aquatics facility, café, child care facility, three basketball courts, and accessible fitness equipment.

Fishers City Council will vote on the project on Monday, June 19, with a planned open date in spring of 2025.

Rendering of transformed Zonie's Closet

If you’ve been seeing the lights on in Zonie’s off Washington Street, this is why.

Rendering via Damien Center

Damien Center’s expansion

The Damien Center unveiled its plans for the former LGBTQ+ nightclub Zonie’s Closet on East Washington Street, which closed last August. The building will transition into an extension of the nonprofit as an employment and community services center, with plans to preserve the culture and legacy of the nightclub.

In addition to being an adult education hub, the 4,024-sqft structure will be renovated with all new flooring, updated utilities, accessible stairs, and a 1,000-sqft add-on to the back of the building. It will also include a coffee shop.

The development is set to be completed by early 2024.

South side housing project

Chicago-based developer William Management will transform a century-old south side school building into new housing in the coming months. At least $14 million will go into the 21,000-sqft structure at 2801 S. Pennsylvania St. + a second building will be constructed, as well.

The former schoolhouse will contain 17 units and the new building is planned to contain 53 units. Apartments will range from one- to three-bedrooms with a balance between affordable + upscale housing.

Construction is expected to start on the school building by the end of this year, and the second building in 2024.

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