Progress on Dow property


By Sarah Salas

It has been a little more than four months since the Town of Zionsville and Zionsville Community Schools closed on the 91.3 acres of Dow property located along 106th Street between Zionsville Road and Bennett Parkway. The property was purchased for $3,378,100. On Sept. 26 the Urban Land Institute gave a presentation primarily dealing with the history of the property and the details of the deal.

The Town of Zionsville is working on clearing and grooming the 83 acres acquired from the deal. The remaining 9 acres will be used by Zionsville Community Schools for a warehouse and bus maintenance facility. Although preparations have begun, facilities may not appear for at least one year.

“We’re not in a rush. The first businesses will not open until 2015,” Wayne DeLong, Director of Planning and Economic Development for the Town of Zionsville, said. The ultimate goal is for the property to serve as a high-tech gateway to Zionsville. Until then the focus will be on attracting the right corporations and other businesses through strategic landscaping.

Scott Robison, Superintendent of Zionsville Schools, stated that construction of the school maintenance and warehouse facilities will begin “no later than the third or fourth quarter of 2014.” There are no renderings of these facilities yet.

“More detailed drawings and refined cost estimates from our architect should arrive by the end of the first quarter of 2014,” Robison stated.

As previously reported, the property will now be referred to as Creekside Corporate Park at Zionsville. This name pays homage to the unique topography of the property.

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