Sprawling Saxony Site Will Blend Varied Uses

Sprawling Saxony Site Will Blend Varied Uses

Sprawling Saxony Site will Blend Varied Uses

October 27, 2004 – Paraphrased Article from Indianapolis Star

By: Bruce C. Smith

Ohio-based Republic Development has spent more than five years preparing to build an integrated mixture of land uses, said President Richard L. Arnos.

The Saxony plan includes single-family houses and town homes, multifamily living, retailers and restaurants, office buildings, manufacturers and an array of recreation and other amenities. Close to the interchange, sites are planned for hotels and other interstate-related businesses.

“We see a day when Saxony will be complete and people will tell their friends that they don’t live in Fishers or Noblesville, but they’ll say, “I live in Saxony,” said Stewart Knowlton of Portrait Homes.

“This is a master planned community. Once you’re home, you’re home. If you walk or jog, there are plenty of paths. Or you might take a path to work in one of the office or manufacturing buildings, or to the shopping and dining,” Knowlton said. “This is a chance to catch that vision.”

“In some other developments, the amenities are golf courses and ponds. In Saxony, the amenities are the retail centers, the offices and proximity to work and to the interstate, and there are the parks interspersed throughout the area. It is a new way of looking at old neighborhoods.”

Chris Hamm, Noblesville’s economic development director, said Saxony is a key piece of the future for both Fishers and Noblesville. Noblesville’s long-term goal is a Corporate Campus projected to create thousands of jobs and 12 to 16 million square feet of office and industrial space.

“Saxony is unique, and it is building a bridge between the city of Noblesville and the town of Fishers.”