CARMEL, Ind.– The latest phase of developing Carmel’s City Center is underway. The Mezz is a residential and office space complex called “luxury style boutique living” in the middle of the growing City Center.
The planning for Carmel’s new downtown started in 1997, when city leaders entered into a public/private partnership to develop 88 acres of land.
“We knew that the Arts and Design District, what we used to call Old Town wasn’t big enough” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard.
The Palladium and the Tarkington are some of the biggest projects to go into City Center. The Mezz will consist of two buildings, one facing the Monon and one on Third Avenue with access to the parking garage.
“The architectural design is very neat…It brings more revenue to our City Center. It’s a very exciting time for Carmel,” Brainard said.
The next part of redeveloping the city will be connecting the Arts and Design District and City Center through revitalizing parts of the Monon, adding green space and cleaning up older or abandoned buildings in between.
Brainard said he recently met with planners to talk about a timeline for that project.