Lafayette Square Mall is getting a major upgrade

Interior rendering of Window to the World

Interior rendering of Window to the World | Photo via Sojos Capital

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Lafayette Square Mall — which has dwindled down to 60% occupancy in recent years — is getting a face lift to the tune of $200 million, with some improvements to be completed by next year.

Owners Sojos Capital LLC will be renaming the property and some adjacent buildings surrounding the 113-acre site Window to the World.

Where does the name come from? The plan is for the mall’s interior to transform into year-round indoor “streets,” which will mirror outdoor scenes from all over the world.

Rendering of people walking inside Window to the World with umbrellas hanging from the ceiling and trees everywhere

An example of its year-round indoor “streets” | Photo via Sojos Capital

For those who may not visit the northwest side as much as they would like due its lack of walkability, plans are in place to install a linear park stretching south to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway + a canal path. Pair that with a quick IndyGo bus ride and you won’t even need your car to enjoy everything this new development has to offer.

When we say Window to the World is going to have everythingwe mean everything.

An exterior rendering of the bike shop with parking lot in foreground

A rendering of the bike shop | Photo via Sojos Capital

New additions:

  • Senior + traditional apartments
  • Boutique hotel
  • Townhouses
  • International concert center
  • Charter school Monarca Academy
  • Movie theater
  • IMPD Northwest headquarters
  • Sports academy
  • Bike shop
  • Office space
  • Dance studio
An aerial rendering of the soccer fields

Plans for the soccer fields | Photo via Sojos Capital

Outdoor amenities:

  • A trail + canal
  • Soccer fields
  • Paddle courts
  • Dog park
  • Trampoline park

The $200 million covers the first phase of the project, which includes 200 apartment units, the hotel, school, movie theater + soccer training facilities, in addition to the revitalization of the mall itself.

An exterior rendering of the movie theater

An exterior rendering of the movie theater | Photo via Sojos Capital

What’s already broken ground? Construction on the movie theater and improvements to the site’s parking lots are currently underway.


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