The mayor of Greenwood has unveiled additional details of what the city is calling a "once-in-a-lifetime" downtown redevelopment opportunity. Mark Myers says the full scope of the plan could take 8-10 years to come together and cost up to $31 million. The vision includes more than 450 apartments, over 130 townhomes, tens of thousands of square feet of potential retail and office space and nearly 10 acres of open space for gathering and leisure.
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Myers says the plans are already drawing interest from developers and the business community. "Now that I’ve got this ability to take this application on the road and show it to people, I’m able to reach out to the business community — as I go out and I meet with businesses that are all throughout the U.S. that are looking to relocate to Greenwood — I can promote the livability, viability and transportation," he said.
Myers says the planned developments will create a lot of density downtown and he has engaged with lots of current, former and potential new residents who said this kind of project could attract them to the city center. He says other cities like Carmel, Fishers and Kokomo that are focusing on downtown development are "filling them up as fast as they can build them. And I’m confident we can do the same thing down here."
An initial public open house is set for Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Greenwood City Center building. Myers says development could begin "sooner-than-later," with parts of the full plan starting as early as next year. "We have developers that are interested that want to get on it now," says Myers, "because they see what’s happening to Greenwood, they see the resurgence of the south side and they want to be a part of that with us."
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In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Mayor Mark Myers says the plans are already drawing interest from developers and the business community.