Saxony Brightens its Color Palette

Saxony Brightens its Color Palette

Saxony Brightens Its Color Palette

June 16, 2006 – Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star

By:  Bruce C. Smith

Check out the barn red, cypress green and Pacific blue.  These aren't the typical neutral colors of paint for a new house.
Instead, M/I Homes has gone back to some traditional color pallets in Carriage Manor at Saxony, a new section within the Saxony development of homes, offices, retailing and offices under construction in eastern Fishers.
Carriage Manor is along a new section of 131st Street, about a quarter-mile west of Olio Road.

"We wanted to go with the theme of the traditional neighborhood that you find in other sections of Saxony because it is so successful," said Michelle Dumas, marketing and design center manager for M/I Homes in Indianapolis.

Saxony is a large 700-acre site centered around the I-69 interchange at Exit 10. North of the interchange, in Noblesville, the development will be retailing and industry, while the south side, in Fishers, will have hundreds of houses, townhouses, offices, medical facilities and some retailing.

Rick Arnos of Republic Development, master developers of Saxony, has said one of the goals of the extensively planned community is to offer many types of housing.

That would have been the pattern of a traditional small town or community, with a mixture of single-family houses and multi-family townhouses or apartments. And the homes are to come in many sizes and price ranges.

All of Saxony is to be tied together with trails and other pedestrian-friendly features.  A day-care center is being constructed on a lot adjacent to Carriage Manor along 131st Street.

Just north on the Saxony site, Clarian Health Partners announced the purchase early this month of a tract of land and a former outlet mall where it plans to develop health care facilities over the next decade.

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