The Indianapolis International Airport has released a Request For Proposals for more than 500 acres of land set aside for development. The sites are part of the 1,000 acres the Indianapolis Airport Authority is putting back on the market.

April 20, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for master developers interested in 545 acres of land that IND plans to return to the local market. This RFP solicits qualifications and information from individuals and firms that wish to be considered as developers for the land available. RFPs are due back for review by Aug. 10, 2015.

“At IND, we have worked diligently to position ourselves as a valuable resource to the community we serve and I believe new development on airport property will greatly benefit the community,” said Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director. “We are in the business of serving people and this initiative to return land to local tax rolls will help spur economic growth, create jobs and open new opportunities for Central Indiana families.”

Approximately 545 acres of land will be available for development, including prime properties surrounding the old terminal and also along Washington Street.

“We are excited to see the outcome of this initiative and are expecting a great response from developers interested in helping us bring new opportunities for businesses and neighborhoods,” said Michael Wells, IAA board president. “This is a unique endeavor for an airport but one of our many roles is to serve as an economic driver for our surrounding communities and this project helps us achieve that.”

Anticipated timeline:

–April 20, 2015 RFP released

–May 12, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Pre-proposal meeting and tour at IND

–May 19, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Questions due back for review

–Aug. 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Submittals due

–Sept. 2015 On-site presentations conducted

–Oct. 2015 Final selection anticipated

Read the full RFP here:

About the Indianapolis Airport Authority

The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana's largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Airports Council International's annual Airport Service Quality awards. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED certification for an entire terminal campus, and it has won additional recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.

IND generates an annual economic impact in Central Indiana of more than $4.5 billion without relying on state or local taxes to fund its operations. About 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 140 daily flights to 39 nonstop destinations. Home of the world's second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation's eighth-largest cargo facility, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service.

For more information, visit IND's Facebook page at Indianapolis International Airport and Twitter page at @INDairport.

Source: Indianapolis International Airport

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