SITE HISTORY


Chatham Park proposes all the best of old and new for today’s homeowners. We’re not just building homes, we’re furthering the renewal of a community by bringing back life to a long vacant property.

One hundred years ago, Indianapolis city center was a thriving community that offered a wide assortment of housing types for all sorts of people (singles, retired couples, extended families, and families with young children). Households at every life stage and income level lived in compact walkable areas. People could walk to work and meet their daily personal shopping, service, and social needs, within compact mixed–use neighborhoods. 

Today Indianapolis is well on its way to the reviving historic vitality of its downtown neighborhoods, and Chatham Park is proposed to be a critical linchpin to the renewal of a wonderfully mixed area on Chatham Arch’s western boundary. Chatham Park proposes to become the neighborhood’s most attractive and vibrant new carbon-footprint-minimizing community of urban homeowners. Where community once was decimated as part of the national “slum clearance” effort of the 1950s and 1960s following the US government’s Housing Clearance Act of 1949, Chatham Park will reintroduce new home ownership opportunities in a wide range of styles.

 The land for which Chatham Park is planned was formerly home to a population estimated at 150 people as well as a retail store. Chatham Park endeavors to reinvigorate a now unused expansive site in the highly desirable Chatham Arch neighborhood. The creation of downtown Indianapolis’s newest ownership community of exceptionally high quality residences aims to address center city’s severe shortage of new for-sale homes. It intends to bring homeowners back to the site, together with about 2000 square feet of shop space at the corner of Ninth and East Streets, across from the fire department headquarters and the commercial/retail space of the Chatham Center building.