I recently came across an article describing some current trends in urban areas around the world. From green spaces to car sharing, it was great to know that Indianapolis is on board with these movements.
Green roofs have been increasing in popularity for years, but other green uses have started to emerge. While Indy is not quite at the point of adding urban orchards like Madrid (which boasts more than 30), there are green innovations happening.
The new Cummins headquarters will have a significant green space integrated into the building and campus, connecting to the city’s Cultural Trail.
Also, a small but significant statement is the living wall outside The Tap at Pulliam Square. It is a great piece of art that accompanies the future of downtown, apartment living in the heart of the CBD.
The electric car share service Blue Indy has had a significant presence downtown for months, and they are now exploring options in suburban office parks. This will not only lower car pollution and congestion, but also add a great amenity to tenants in the buildings.
High Rise Living
With the addition of 360 Market Square, the 27 story residential tower is a game changer for downtown Indy. This is the first major high rise development that can offer luxury living with abundant onsite amenities, including a 42,000 square foot Whole Foods Market. The development will help downtown continue to shift towards a place where people can conveniently live and work.
Technology, sustainability and high density living are pushing trends in major cities all over the world, and it looks like Indy is along for the ride.