United Way of Central Indiana is relocating its headquarters in Indianapolis. The organization’s board of directors has approved the sale of the current building on the city’s north side to Indianapolis-based Flaherty and Collins Development and signed a 15-year lease for new space closer to downtown.
UWCI purchased its current facility in 1992 and says feasibility studies have shown the building is in need of significant renovations and repairs. That, coupled with the fact that the building has double the square footage needed by the organization led to the decision to sell.
"As United Way of Central Indiana embraces a fresh, innovative approach to its vital work in the community, a more flexible, up-to-date and functional workspace is needed," said Ann Murtlow, chief executive officer of UWCI. "Our community will benefit even more when our space reflects the vitality and innovation inherent in our work. We are excited about what the future will hold in our new home."
UWCI says the new 40,000 square-foot space in the current State Auto Building will be a more efficient use of space. The organization plans to officially relocate by the end of the year.