Project Portfolio

National Design District Development, Indianapolis, IN

  • Before View of National Design Factory
  • School at National Design District
  • National Apartments in the National Design District
  • Before View of Martindale on the Monon Development
  • Martindale on the Monon Housing

Indianapolis, IN – National Design District

National Design District Development, Indianapolis, Indiana

2004 - ongoing


Market Analysis

Land Use Analysis

Development Strategies

Implementation Services

Public Financing Tools

Public-Private Partnership Facilitation

DC Development Group



Indianapolis Sustainability Award — 2012

The Challenge

With a high concentration of vacant lots, distressed housing, very little commercial activity,  limited educational options, underutilized industrial and brownfield properties, Martindale Brightwood was a perfect candidate for an economic revitalization.

The Process

Together, DCI  and residents of the neighborhood established a vision for a Live/Work District that would incorporate elements of traditional residential neighborhoods, with increased access to new employment opportunities while maintaining the area’s affordability.

The Outcomes

DCI’s development arm, DC Development Group, began their economic revitalization efforts with  infill housing that produced 40 new homes, both market rate and affordable, this initiative was followed with a 62 unit LIHTC project, that has been 100% occupied since it opened 2010.  Additionally, as a development advisor, spearheaded the redevelopment of an abandoned industrial property into a K-8 charter school providing new educational options for residents in this neighborhood.

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