It’s still massive, just not skyline-altering-ultra-massive. A proposed student housing tower at 9th St and the downtown Canal Walk has been redesigned and reduced in size, whittling the original 26 story proposal down to a more palatable 10 stories. That reduction in height reduces the total capacity by about a third but still places it among the largest apartment complexes in downtown Indianapolis. Here is a rundown of the changes proposed in the developer’s MDC case to be heard March 21st:
- Tower structure reduced from 26 to 10 stories
- Base structure reduced from 6 stories to “4 to 5” stories
- Total units reduced from 485 to 293
- Total garage parking spaces reduced from 434 to 236
- Total commercial space increased fromÂ 4,595 square feet to 10,847 square feet
- BuildingÂ materialsÂ wouldÂ beÂ aÂ significantÂ amountÂ ofÂ brick,Â metalÂ andÂ glass,Â withÂ lessÂ emphasisÂ onÂ exterior insulationÂ finishingÂ systemÂ (EIFS)
For comparison, here is what the original 26 story proposal looked like. Comparing it to the “Canal View from the South” rendering above, it appears that new rendering removes 16 stories but adds brick on the exterior for the full height of the south facade.