The Tennessee-based company redeveloping the Plainfield retail property formerly known as Metropolis Lifestyle Center has selected an engineering and design partner. Poag Shopping Centers will work with Ohio-based Woolpert Inc. on the more than $11 million project.
Woolpert has more than two dozen offices throughout the country, including one in Indianapolis. The 600,000 center features 44 stores and restaurants and will take on a new name, The Shops at Perry Crossing. A major portion of the plans involve turning the central plaza area into more of a "town square" with green space, fountains and additional seating. The overhaul also includes infrastructure improvements throughout the development.
The work is expected to be complete next fall. Construction began last month. Major tenants include Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy and Carmike Cinemas.
Woolpert Program Director James Goggan says the scope of the company’s involvement has changed. "Our participation in the project started in planning, landscape and civil engineering, partnering with Poag as a coordination consultant. Our services expanded into architecture as the owners’ needs evolved."