The City of Greenwood, IN

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2019

Greenwood begins structural demolition of former middle school
North Gymnasium to be preserved and repurposed as fieldhouse

GREENWOOD, Ind. The City of Greenwood has officially begun structural demolition of the former Greenwood Middle School, located at 523 S. Madison Ave. The project is one of the city’s centerpieces for revitalization of its downtown, known locally as Old Town.

City officials announced late last year that the property’s north gymnasium will be preserved and repurposed as a new downtown fieldhouse. Greenwood purchased the 19-acre property in 2017.

Demolition and stabilization will last approximately three more months. Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers says the project represents a major milestone in the city’s efforts to revamp its downtown, known locally as Old Town Greenwood.

“Our city’s core is literally transforming before our eyes,” Myers said. “Being born and raised in Greenwood and having lived here nearly my entire life, I could not be more proud of the progress our city is making toward future prosperity.”

Current and future projects planned for in and around the former middle school property include:

  • Proposed construction of 450+ apartments and 130+ townhomes
  • 75,000+ square feet of potential retail/office space
  • 9 acres of new or upgraded open space
  • 9 miles of new or reconstructed streetscape

Plans remain conceptual while Myers and other city officials continue discussions with private developers.

“Our plans for the future of downtown envision a thriving city core with easy walkability, dynamic public gathering spaces and connectivity to trails, parks and other public assets,” said Myers. “We’ll have diverse, authentic amenities, seamless integration of green space and opportunities for all ages to live, work and play in downtown Greenwood.”

For more information and updates on ongoing projects, visit greenwood.in.gov.

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