Indianapolis-based technology firm Bloomerang is planning a $1 million expansion. The company says it will nearly double the size of its current headquarters through the purchase of an adjacent 13,299 square-foot building at Fort Benjamin Harrison.
Bloomerang works with non-profit organizations seeking to improve their donor retention.
The Fort Ben Tech Campus houses more than 27 technology firms within a half-mile radius and officials say it plans to keep expanding.
In addition to two planned Purple Line stops at the campus, other Fort Benjamin Harrison developments include 250 new market rate apartments by Cityscape Residential, an additional 69 single-family homes by David Weekley Homes at the Residences of Lawrence Village, a 98-room boutique hotel proposed by Hillcrest Development, a new Indianapolis Marion County Public Library branch and a $5.85-million Lilly Endowment investment to create a cultural campus.
Fort Harrison Reuse Authority is the organization behind the redevelopment of the former military base, which closed in 1996.
“The historic Quartermaster building is one of the final structures inherited by the FHRA from the military,” said Aletha Dunston, executive director of the FHRA, “and we are delighted to partner on a project that will not only breathe new life into the building, but continue to strengthen the overall tech ecosystem here at Fort Ben.”
Bloomerang was co-founded by Jay Love, the former chief executive officer and co-founder of eTapestry, and Ross Hendrickson, Bloomerang co-founder and CEO.
“When we moved to this building with 40 employees, we planned on waiting six or seven years before expanding,” said Hendrickson. “Now at 100, we see this as a great opportunity to preserve a historic structure and keep supporting the vibrant hyper-local economy developing here.”