KTGY Architecture + Planning has unveiled the details behind the design of Grid, a 175-unit rental community being developed in downtown Indianapolis. Developed by Milhaus, the five-story development at 520 E. Washington St. will be completed in phases, the first of which will be delivered by mid-2020, followed by a second and final phase later next year.
White and gray wall panels are highlighted on the residential building within a bold grid pattern. Public art designed by local artist Jackie Head and curated through the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is being utilized in the project along the west façade to accent entry to the parking garage. The four floors of apartments are placed atop first-floor amenities to activate the streetscape and enhance connectivity between the amenities and interior courtyard while maximizing resident privacy along Washington Street.
Another distinguishing feature of Grid is its unit mix, with studio plans accounting for more than a third of the residences, making them more affordable for young professionals looking to live and work downtown. The smaller floor plans are offset by inviting common areas designed to foster a connection among residents. These include a co-working space, coffee bar, fitness studio and large outdoor courtyard with passive and active lounge seating, fire pits, ping-pong, grill stations and a TV lounge.
Grid is close to the Julia M. Carson Transit Center and new IndyGo Red Line, the city’s first bus rapid transit route, which began service on Sept. 1. Also nearby are numerous employers, including Eli Lilly and Anthem, as well as popular shopping, dining and nightlife destinations throughout downtown.