Built in the 1940s, the plant is a local treasure. By the 1950s, it had become the largest Coca-Cola plant in the world. But twenty years later the factory was sold, used for storage and administrative work, and closed to the public.
We embraced the opportunity to reinvent the site, connect it to the community, and create a boutique hotel. The client had a strong vision — this would be a district, highly integrated into the surrounding neighborhoods and instrumental to the future of Indianapolis. Surrounding streets and sidewalks were rejoined to the city grid, improving vehicle circulation and pedestrian access. The streetscape has been finished in brick pavers and granite curbs flanked with trees.