Call for Proposals to Develop Indianapolis Metro Airport Site

Call for Proposals to Develop Indianapolis Metro Airport Site

The City of Fishers, in partnership with the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) and JLL, announced a call for proposals to develop the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport. The site, which measures approximately 65 acres, includes portions of 96th Street, Willow View Road, and Masters Road.

The land is currently owned by Indianapolis Airport Authority. In October 2015, an MOU was established between the City of Fishers and the Indianapolis Airport Authority to oversee the development of roughly 200 acres of land at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport that the IAA determined would best serve the community by allowing economic development, supporting the growth occurring in Fishers.

The call for proposals is the result of a collaboration between IAA and the City of Fishers to develop the unused land into a user-driven space that will result in additional jobs and contribute to the economic growth of Fishers.

“The City of Fishers welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Indianapolis Airport Authority and JLL on this call for proposals,” said City of Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “We have seen a significant amount of interest in this property since our MOU was established in 2015, but developers and companies have been hesitant due to the preference of land leases. We now have the chance to sell this land and continue to transform development along 96th Street.”

Steve Dillinger, a Hamilton County Commissioner and Vice President of the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board, observed, “It was an ideal set of circumstances that aligned in the fall of 2015 that allowed the IAA and the City of Fishers to begin a partnership to repurpose land at Metropolitan Airport for the betterment of the community. This further step with JLL is a continuation of that positive momentum that will deliver improvements to our citizens.”

In March 2018, JLL was hired as the as marketing broker for the project.

“The size, location, and access to Metro Park will make this one of Central Indiana’s great business parks for decades to follow,” said John Robinson, Managing Director of JLL. “We couldn’t be more excited than to lead this offering.”

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