Northeast of downtown Indianapolis sat an old dilapidated Coca-Cola Bottling Plant from the 1930’s. For many years, it was a prestigious factory housing nearly 300 employees. In the 1960’s, the plant relocated to Speedway, Indiana as the old downtown plant was used as storage for several years. Eventually, it was bought out to a developer that has successfully constructed several unique projects in Indianapolis such as the Ironworks Hotel. As many locals saw this site as an eyesore, Hendricks Commercial Properties saw it as an opportunity for growth. 

Massachusetts Avenue “Mass Ave” has rapidly become the hot spot for new restaurants, bars, and entertainment for Indianapolis locals and visitors to the city. The Coca-Cola Plant sits North of all the action at Mass and College Avenue making it a prime location for future development. 

The Bottleworks District will be 12-acres of a busy and lively neighborhood encompassing the spirit of a new downtown community. Preservation of the old, historic buildings will be of high importance during this development and will honor the rich history of Indianapolis in a distinguishably modern way.

Shiel Sexton is part of this neighborhood revitalization on five buildings throughout the Bottleworks District. The buildings will range from office shells, parking garages, and a cinema. Construction has already started on the first phase of construction which will be finished in 2020. Shiel Sexton is excited to be included in one of the largest developments in the history of Indianapolis.  

“The partnership created between Hendricks Commercial Properties and Shiel Sexton is a testament to the hard work and “Expect More” attitude of the many teams that have delivered multiple successful projects.  Hendricks asks for team members by name when new projects are discussed. The new Bottleworks contracts are proof that our teams are delivering a great product:  Preconstruction through Turnover.  Many challenges lie ahead on this complex site.  We are ready to take them on and proud to be part of the project,” states Project Executive, Frank Duck.

You can take a tour at the old Coca-Cola Bottling Plant below! Make sure to check out the Bottleworks District website here to keep updated of what is to come.

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