Bottleworks breaks ground in Indy

The CCI team is incredibly proud to be part of this remarkable adaptive reuse project!


The Bottleworks DistrictActing as the owner’s representative, CCI is helping to coordinate and manage the daily operations, as well as advise the HCP team throughout all phases of this project from engineering and design to construction and occupancy. Once complete the Bottleworks District will include more than 25 food vendors, 150 hotel rooms, 240 condo units, 175,000 sqft of retail space and 180,000 sqft of office space.





MARY MILZ | PUBLISHED: JUN 29TH, 2018 – 6:02PM (EDT)UPDATED: JUN 30TH, 2018 – 7:02AM (EDT)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – It will be the single largest private development of its kind in Indiana. Friday morning dozens of city leaders joined developers as they celebrated the groundbreaking for Bottleworks. It’s a new mixed-use complex planned for the north end of Mass Ave and involves a large piece of the city’s past. It will encompass the 12-acre site of the former Coca Cola Bottling plant, most recently owned by IPS and used as its transportation center.

Mayor Joe Hogsett called the project “nothing short of transformative.” The 1931-era buildings will become part of the Bottleworks District, a $300 million mixed-use destination which Visit Indy’s Leonard Hoops said should make people visit Indy even more. Hoops said, “It’s a tremendous anchor for not just Mass Ave and downtown, but Indiana.”

Hendricks Commercial Properties, the Beloit, Wisconsin-based developer is behind the project.

The plan calls for condos, apartments, a West Elm hotel, the first in the country, shops, movie theaters office space and a food hall. Rob Gerbitz, president and CEO of the company said the food hall would have 26 vendors “from meat to seafood to restaurants to chef start-ups.”

Hoops described it as “a pretty incredible project to take a historic building like the Coca Cola Bottling plant and preserve it in a way that’s going to make people come see it for the architectural reasons and then all the amenities.”

Gerbitz said his passion is “working with buildings that are absolutely iconic and authentic,” but adds it takes more than that to be successful.

“We can do the pretty stuff, the walls, brick and mortar, we’re good at that,” he said. “But ultimately it’s the tenants that make this place sing and feel like it should.”

The old administration building along Mass Ave will house the 150-room West Elm Hotel. Gerbitz said they will restore the marble floors, tile walls, crown molding and other original architectural features as much as possible.