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Apr. 26, 2013

Fishers Medical Office Building Wins BOMA’s TOBY Award

by Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) has named the St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast, a medical office building in Fishers, the North Central Region winner of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) program.

Developed and managed by Duke Realty, the approximately 119,800-square-foot facility at 13914 Southeastern Parkway opened in 2008. The building is part of Ascension Health’s newly built St. Vincent Fishers Hospital.

“When St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast opened, it was the first freestanding emergency department in the state. We’re very proud that this successful facility is being replicated by other hospital systems in Indiana and throughout the United States,” said Ryan Rothacker, Duke Realty’s vice president of Asset Management & Customer Service.

Earlier this year, the facility won the local Indianapolis TOBY award, qualifying it to compete in the North Central Region program. Regional winners will now enter the final, international level of the competition. The finalist will be announced live at the TOBY banquet on June 25 during the BOMA International 2013 Every Building Conference & EXPO in San Diego.

In other news, during a meeting of the Broad Ripple Village Association, local developer Browning Investments has unveiled its plans for a proposed $18 million mixed-use apartment project on College Avenue north of Broad Ripple Avenue in Indianapolis.

According to Indystar.com, the five-story building will be anchored by a 35,000-square-foot ground floor specialty grocer. Plans also call for 80 to 88 apartments and a 275-space parking garage.

The developer and its partner Sheehan Construction will now need to rezone a portion of the site to allow for retail. They may also apply for tax increment financing, the newspaper reports.

 “This would be a good location for a specialty-type grocer because of the abundance of nearby housing and upscale incomes”, said Jamie Browning, vice president of real estate development for Browning.

Photo credits: http://www.northwestradiology.com

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