In a recent Perspectives article on Inside INdiana Business, John McDonald, co-founder and board member of the Indiana Technology and Innovation Association, says it’s time to “pay attention to 16 Tech.” He is referring to the 60-acre, 16 Tech Innovation District northwest of downtown Indianapolis.
Multiple construction projects are currently underway in 16 Tech as the $500 million innovation district comes to life. Active projects include:
• The district’s first new research and office building, which will be complete in the Summer of 2020. Innovation Building One will be home to the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) and IU School of Medicine researchers.
• Renovation of the former Indianapolis Water Company building into an Innovation Hub with flexible office and incubator space, a makerspace and an artisan market with food, entertainment and gathering space;
• An extension of Gent Avenue that connects the Riverside neighborhood to the center of the district; and
• Relocation of water wells and water transmission mains to prepare the site for the new bridge across Fall Creek.
(Source: Inside INdiana Business)