American Rescue Plan Delivers New Arts and City Center in Fishers 


Current: Fishers City Council OKs lease for arts and municipal complex

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future the American Rescue Plan is STILL creating for the Hoosier State. This time, the Fishers City Council finalized its plans to use $6 million of Rescue Plan funding for an arts and city center for the city – including a new City Hall. Hamilton County has a brighter future ahead, and it’s because Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan delivered these investments when it mattered most. 

In contrast, the Indiana Republican Party – including Victoria Spartz and Todd Young – said “NO” to this brighter future. Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer called this investment “socialism” – claiming the Republicans’ opposition was a “great campaign to run on”. The Indiana GOP’s opposition to the kitchen-table issues is another reminder they have no plan for the state’s future – just abiding by an extremist agenda. 

Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for Fishers: 

Current: Fishers City Council OKs lease for arts and municipal complex

City leaders in Fishers have approved a lease for the planned arts and municipal complex that is scheduled to open in March 2024.

The Fishers City Council signaled its support during its July 18 meeting for a resolution to enter into a lease with the Fishers Town Hall Building Corp. for the building, which will be built at 1 Municipal Dr. The $22.8 million project, which will replace the current Fishers City Hall building, will include a theater and art gallery with other amenities to be included as well. […]

The city indicated in the spring that it intends to use $6.3 million of its $6.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to help pay for the building. It will be designed and constructed by Indianapolis-based DELV Design and Meyer Najem, a construction firm in Fishers.

Officials said earlier this year that the Indianapolis Art Center will also partner with the city of Fishers to offer arts-related programming such as pottery or painting classes. Mayor Scott Fadness previously said that he and other city employees will work out of rented spaces or work from home when construction of the new City Hall building takes place. […]

The project calls for a three-story office building and retail space on the first floor, said Megan Baumgartner, director of community and economic development for the city of Fishers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was put on hold, but the developers have since come back to the city and are excited to restart the project, she added.


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