With 191st Street being one of the last and first exits into Hamilton County, WKRP Indy owner Curt Whitesell views the area as a prime place for a development.
Whitesell, the listing broker on the project, said the recently approved Hahn Plaza development is classified as mixed use, meaning it will feature restaurants, stand-alone restaurants with a drive-thru option, a fuel center, day care centers, retail and possibly medical offices. He said he could even see an urgent care as part of the development.
When Oak Ridge Road and Spring Mill Road are extended to defer traffic from Wheeler Road, Whitesell said 191st Street will be the primary corridor in and out of Grand Park.
Whitesell said national chain restaurants will likely love placement at the intersection because three hotels have been approved on adjacent corners.
“As (Ind.) 32 moves west, it becomes less desirable to developers and retailers, so this just keeps that business closer to U.S. 31, which is where the true connection is,” he said.
Greenwalt Corp. will develop the property, and it developed a similar project called Monon Marketplace on the southwest corner of U.S. 31 and Ind. 32. Whitesell said construction will occur as lots are sold, likely beginning in the spring.