Proscenium project coming to Carmel
Local developer Anderson Birkla presented details to Carmel City Council recently for a new project to transform the old Party Time site on the northwest corner of Carmel Drive and Range Line Road into a new mixed-use community of office space, upscale living, retail shops and dining options on land that is part of the City of Carmel’s redevelopment area.
The Proscenium will include 60,000 square feet of office spaces, more than 19,000 square feet of retail and 224 luxury residential units. Six new buildings will be located on the nearly seven-acre site. The project will also include an underground parking garage with 449 parking spaces, to go with additional surface parking for a total of 608 spaces.
“We are very excited to see this property be redeveloped into what will be a new southern gateway into Civic Square and City Center, providing new opportunities for businesses and residents to work and live in our increasingly vibrant central core. From the Proscenium, residents and visitors alike will be just a few steps or a short bike ride from the attractions at City Center, the future Midtown and the Arts & Design District,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.
Proscenium will follow the tradition of distinct architecture and beautiful streetscapes seen throughout the city’s redevelopment areas and will include the extensions of two public streets – Veteran’s Way and Executive Drive. To facilitate connectivity, the City of Carmel plans to build a roundabout at Range Line Road and Executive Drive, which will also serve as a new primary entrance into Civic Square’s government center. There will also be a southern entrance off of Carmel Drive as a part of the Veterans Way extension and a pedestrian-friendly entry point near a future new roundabout at Range Line Road and Carmel Drive.
The project will also include a central “Town Green” public space for gatherings, events, relaxation and fun activities open to residents and visitors. On the South side of the space will be a restaurant and tavern overlooking the green space providing for night life and leisure opportunities.
“Just as a proscenium by definition is at the forefront of a curtain on stage, we see this Proscenium in the same way; standing at the forefront of what our beautiful city has already accomplished and will continue to do in the near future. We are excited to be a partner with the City on this project,” said Anthony Birkla, Principal of Anderson Birkla.
The property has been under redevelopment and the guidance of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, which has approved the purchase of the property. The developers must now gain approval of the City Council for certain financing aspects of the project.