make it so...
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This was posted by Mobyhead on SSP:GT said:anyone have updates on One Market Square?
Last I heard, a couple months ago, 60 of the 80+ units minimum required for groundbreaking had been sold. It's hard to imagine a redesign at this point. It's also hard to imagine replacing a first class organization like Mesa Developement. I wonder if this person is talking about dated information from the last redesign.GT said:great news about One Market Square! do you think that will affect the outside design?
KM1410, what is SSP?
I'm just not seeing the benefit of a traffic circle there. The city plans to expand the brick and landscaping of the circle all the way to the railroad overpass, and none of the proposals so far have included a roundabout that I'm aware of. Check out the proposals:thehoss257 said:Moochie,
Traffic circles and roundabouts are very different from ugly, concrete, interstate highway ramps. Obviously the presence of the latter does not attract development. The removal of the Market Street ramp will be a positive development regardless of this issue. A well designed traffic circle, however, will not discourage development anywhere. There is no reason that development would stop at an East Street traffic circle. It would simply mark the entrance to Indianapolis’s historic mile square.
Like me, you want to see the core of Indianapolis expanded to the east. The introduction of a well designed traffic circle in addition to a foresighted development plan would encourage development on the eastern side of downtown. Putting the circle at College Avenue, however, places the facility four blocks from the nearest significant downtown building. You could almost fit the entire skyline of Indianapolis in this area. In addition, the eastern half of the skyline is already weak and needs investment. A College Avenue traffic circle would be too far from the core to be an effective downtown placemaking tool.
The facilities that I recommended on Market at West and East Streets would be more accurately described as traffic circles, not roundabouts. I describe them as traffic circles primarily because of their large size. They would be about two thirds the size of Monument Circle. The eastern traffic circle could be surrounded by 10 story buildings on scale with the Lacy, Guarantee, IPL and Circle Tower on Monument Circle. I picture human-scaled, modern facades of limestone quarried locally in Southern Indiana. In addition, the center of these traffic circles could someday hold monuments that would complement the soldiers and sailors monument and the capital building.
I don't think so. As far as I know, it's all condo now.Naptown said:I was looking through some old articles in the Star and found one about the Sheraton at the Athletic Club, how did this deal die? Is there any chance of building a hotel at the AC anytime soon?
Yeah, and it's almost completely sold already.moochie said:I don't think so. As far as I know, it's all condo now.