Carmel, IN Featured on Cover of USA Today
October 19, 2012
Check out Haya El Nasser feature article on the front page of USA Today highlighting Carmel, Indiana. After being ranked #1 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine, Carmel is being recognized as a “small town thinking big.” The Carmel City Center is proud to be a part of this recognition as it, too, was highlighted in the article.
“These small but growing towns are applying some of the most forward-thinking planning tenets to create true downtowns, arts districts and new traffic patterns that alleviate congestion and encourage walking. They’re changing zoning to build city-style condos and apartments above stores. And they’re getting away from big parking lots and strip malls by putting parking underground and behind stores. Often, the downtowns are created around a new city hall, transit stations, arts center — or all three.
“We’ve got to start designing our cities for people first and automobiles second,” says Carmel Mayor James Brainard, a lawyer who picked up some European design sensibilities while studying in England.”
About Carmel City Center
Carmel City Center is a one million square foot, $300 million, mixed-use development located in the heart of Carmel, Indiana. A destination like no other in central Indiana, the project offers the appeal of a neighborhood and the vibrancy of a downtown. Carmel City Center features luxurious residences, specialty retail and restaurants and premier office space. Phase One includes 62,427 square feet of commercial space.
The following restaurants and retailers are currently open in Carmel City Center: Addendum Gallery, Authentic Sports Collectibles, Bath Junkie, Bike Line, Brides of Carmel, Carmel Tailoring & Alterations, Daphney Allen Skincare, divvy, Eggshell Bistro, Holy Cow, Cupcakes!, Hubbard & Cravens, Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe, Keller Interactive Media, Mangia!, Matt the Miller’s Tavern, Nature’s Karma, Polleo Systems, The Next Step Fitness and Uber Boutique. Century 21 Rasmussen will move to Carmel City Center in October. Rain Salon and Silver Door Spa will open in the winter or early spring. Pedcor is also in various stages of lease negotiations with other restaurant, retail and service concepts.
The apartment units in the Residences of Carmel City Center opened in summer 2010 and are now more than 90 percent occupied. The penthouse condominiums are 40 percent sold. Law firm Drewry Simmons Vornehm occupies 16,500 square feet of office space in Carmel City Center. Future phases of Carmel City Center include additional residential and commercial space as well as a boutique hotel.