ULI On Location: Sun King Spirits and Midtown Carmel
“We don’t have mountains, we don’t have oceans here in central Indiana, so we have to focus on the built environment… It’s about place making and making a place where people want to spend their lives here in Carmel, Indiana.”
– Jim Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel
Connecting the Carmel Arts & Design district with the Carmel City Center, Midtown Carmel furthers the city’s visionary revitalization by providing office and retail space, multi-family living options, and an expansion and transformation of the Monon Trail. At our October ULI On Location, we’ll hear about Midtown Carmel’s redevelopment and visit two key features of the area—the newly opened Sun King Spirits and the Carmel Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza currently under construction.
Carmel Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza
From the vision of the City to the design and implementation, this unique project is unlike anything else in the region. The Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza project involves widening and expanding the existing Monon Greenway from a simple, 12-foot-wide asphalt path into a highly programmed, 140-foot-wide, pedestrian-oriented multimodal boulevard. A variety of amenities are integrated into the expansion, including dedicated cycle tracks for bicycles and pedestrian walks, gathering spaces, public art, landscapes, special pavements, green infrastructure, sidewalk cafés, traffic-calmed streets, and on-street parking. Driving continued reinvestment in the district, the project transforms a section of the Monon from a space that trail users once simply passed through into a destination full of places and experiences that entice people to stop and linger.
Sun King Spirits
The new, 15,000-square-foot Sun King Spirits offers handmade spirits, beer, and multiple dining options through partnerships with local restaurants. The space provides seating for over 300, including a private event room, balcony and plaza-level patio.
All ULI Indiana sponsors and prospective sponsors are invited to attend an informational meeting prior to the event. View the invitation here.
Carl Kincaid, ASLA
Rundell Ernstberger Associates
As principal-in-charge of many of Rundell Ernstberger Associates’ municipal, institutional, and academic projects, Carl has 20 years of experience in the planning, design, and implementation of urban spaces, parks, trails and greenways, streetscape improvements, and sustainable site design. He has led the design of both large-scale planning projects and small-scale, site-specific projects. Carl was the lead Project Manager for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and, most recently, he led the planning and design for the new Carmel Monon Trail & Midtown Plaza.
Henry is the Director of Redevelopment for the City of Carmel and the Executive Director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, a role he has served in since November of 2017. Henry’s department oversees more than half-billion dollars of development as it works with developers to structures tax increment financing deals while pushing for quality architecture, building materials, and scale that matches the City’s expectations. Prior to leading the Redevelopment Department and the CRC, Henry served on the CRC as a Commissioner and Secretary for several years. Prior to joining the City of Carmel, Henry was one of the top associates at the law firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP. Henry was selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star from 2016-2018, and he has been named a 2018 Indy’s Best and Brightest finalist.
City of Carmel
Bio coming soon!
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