The Cubs might never face off against the Indians, but a little bit of Wrigleyville is coming to downtown Indianapolis. A local developer is designing three homes in Chatham Arch neighborhood (near Massachusetts Avenue) inspired by architecture found in Wrigleyville. The homes will be either 3 or 4 stories and feature rooftop patios. Additionally, the developer wants to move beyond the historic style of bricks and limestone, and use contemporary building materials.
What do you think about this new project? Will Wrigleyville style homes fit into the Indianapolis landscape? I noticed that some IBJ readers were frustrated at the “Chicago-fication” of Indianapolis, and wished that the proposed home designs had more of a local look to them.
It’s interesting to note that the real estate market downtown is aiming to attract more young families away from the suburbs and into the city proper. This new housing project is just one more way that developers are working to create a more vibrant downtown.
If you’d like to read more about the development, check out the article written for the IBJ: http://bit.ly/11KeTYL