A brand-new downtown neighborhood — a $155 million, 14-acre mixed-use community known as CityWay — celebrated a major construction milestone last week in Indianapolis, according to local news reports: CityWay's anchor project, an art hotel known as The Alexander, was topped off on May 14 when construction crews placed the final beam atop the structure.
Scheduled to open in December, The Alexander will include 209 guest rooms and 16 meeting rooms totaling 16,000 square feet. One of only two Indianapolis hotels certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), it also will include a Cisco TelePresence facility, two restaurants, a 2,200-square-foot lounge, a fitness center and — thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Art — more than 40 works by more than 20 contemporary artists.
"This new neighborhood community coming to life in downtown Indianapolis is both culturally significant and of great economic benefit to our city," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "New jobs, sustainable building and lifestyle elements, and a unique art program partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Art are a few aspects of this project creating another point of pride for Indianapolis."
In addition to The Alexander, CityWay upon completion will feature several hundred high-end apartments, 40,000 square feet of restaurants and retail shops, and a new state-of-the-art YMCA. For more information, visit www.cityway.com.