The Circle City is undergoing a colorful collection groundbreaking new developments. With $1.7B being invested in tourism-related infrastructure, there's a lot for planners to be excited about. Map out five of Indy's dynamic new developments with our illustrated guide to the city's growth.
1. Signia Hilton and Indiana Convention Center Expansion
Thanks to a climate-controlled walkway, the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium already comprise a combined 745,000 square feet of exhibit space – and that number is about to get a whole lot bigger. An expansion of the convention center, including a 50,000-square-foot ballroom and 143,500 square feet of flexible space, will connect to a brand-new, 800-room Signia Hilton in the heart of Indianapolis, opening in 2025
2. Indianapolis Cultural Trail
Indiana Avenue is the historic heart of Black culture in Indy – jazz legends like Wes Montgomery and J.J. Johnson perfected their craft on the avenue. The Madam Walker Legacy Center, named after America’s first self-made female millionaire, recently underwent a major renovation, and that’s not all: The new extension of the city’s eight-mile, world-class Indianapolis Cultural Trail will connect this historic theater and cultural center to the rest of downtown.
3. Indianapolis City Market
An up-and-coming cultural district, Market East is best known as the site of “Indy’s Original Gathering Place” – Indianapolis City Market, a local staple established in 1821 that features ethnic cuisines, homemade gifts, and more. As City Market gets a makeover, the neighborhood will be celebrating the opening of Bicentennial Unity Plaza. This recreation space is an extension of Gainbridge Fieldhouse and will feature an ice-skating rink, art installations, and more when it opens in 2023, shortly before the city hosts the NBA All-Star Game in 2024.
One of the largest ongoing river redevelopment projects in the country, the community-led plan to transform the White River into a network of parks, riverfront villages, trails, and experiences will result in access to a 54-mile stretch of water that cuts right through the heart of downtown, adjacent to the convention campus.
5. Eleven Park
The Stadium District is undergoing a major revamp with the addition of the 20-acre Eleven Park, a neighborhood village that will include hotels, offices, apartments, retail areas, and public spaces. At its heart will be a 20,000-seat multipurpose soccer stadium that will join Lucas Oil Stadium, Victory Field, and Gainbridge Fieldhouse to create an unrivaled package of walkable sports venues.