INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: City unveils new cultural district

2014-04-16T12:30:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: City unveils new cultural districtGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
April 16, 2014 12:30 pm  • 

The city of Indianapolis has announced a new cultural district focusing on the area around the former Market Square Arena. Landmarks such as the City Market and Old City Hall, as well as future projects, including an $80 million mixed-use development and a Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) division headquarters, will be part of the Market East District.

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