Train station comes down; The Switch goes up

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Train station in Fishers is being demolished and only the plat- form will re- main to make room for The Switch mixed- use building. (Submitted photo)

Train station in Fishers is being demolished and only the plat- form will re- main to make room for The Switch mixed- use building. (Submitted photo)

Just when you thought downtown Fishers couldn’t be any more torn up, news arrives that phase two of the Nickel Plate District redevelopment has begun. Phase two consists of construction of The Switch and demolition of the current train station building.

The Switch project includes a 33,000 square foot office building, a 400-space parking garage wrapped with apartments and mixed-use space, and a pedestrian train plaza. The iconic Fishers train platform will remain in place, but will be enhanced for better ADA accessibility and to accommodate future mass transit needs.

On Aug. 4, the Town Council approved plans to include community space in the first floor of the new mixed-use space. Plans could include a meeting room, public restrooms and a ticket booth for the Indiana Transportation Museum.

Construction is expected to last through the fall of 2015.

According to a press release from the Town of Fishers, The Nickel Plate District embodies the Town of Fishers’ vision to attract innovative businesses and a quality of life that brings creative, entrepreneurial talent while maintaining the long-term sustainability of the local economy.

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