Above: East Plaza rendering
INDIANAPOLIS – Vermont Street plaza is getting a new look.
The Department of Public Works will begin work Wednesday on the plaza adjacent to the Canal Walk downtown. Crews will install a new plaza surface that includes grass and multi-colored concrete. New fountains will also be installed; DPW said the fountains will be more efficient and quieter than the current ones. Other changes include new plant beds and underground tent anchors to accommodate different tents.
DPW will rebuild stairs from the street level to the plaza to give the area more open space. The pedestrian bridge and existing railings will also get a touch-up. DPW said the upgrades will bring aesthetic improvements to the area, lower maintenance costs and make the Vermont Street plaza more attractive as a venue for event rentals.
The project will cost about $1.45 million and is part of the RebuildIndy program. Crews will start work Wednesday and expect to finish in the fall. New landscaping plants will be brought in next spring.