Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:00 a.m.
Photo courtesy of the City of Noblesville. Mayor John Ditslear, right, who opened the Levinson, shakes hands with current Mayor Chris Jensen as the two celebrate the grand opening of the new multi-purpose building.
The heads of Noblesville and Rebar Development officially opened The Levinson, a $ 25 million mixed-use project today. The Levinson has been offering the first new apartments in downtown Noblesville since 1915.
“The enhancement and preservation of the city center is one of the key pillars of my administration. There is a demand for living options in and around Downtown Square and the urban density supports our local businesses, restaurants and stores, ”said Noblesville Chris Jensen. “Since the start of this project, it has sparked additional interest in downtown development and space redevelopment projects in our growing community.”
The Levinson comprises 75 market-priced studios and 10 affordable modern one and two-bedroom apartments with a rooftop terrace and contemporary amenities. In addition, the 2,000 square foot lobby along Maple Avenue features a public display of the rich history of downtown Noblesville and 5,100 square feet of retail space can be found along Ninth Street.
“The Levinson attracts millennials, empty nesters, high-income professionals and the workforce to downtown, serving as an economic engine for restaurants and businesses in Noblesville,” said Shelby Bowen, president of Rebar Development, adding that only four units remain unleased.
The project also includes a parking garage on four levels with 299 spaces. A minimum of 199 spaces will be available for paid public parking. The Levinson will provide four hours of free parking for customers and will cost $ 2 an hour after that hour per day.
“Surface parking lots, although functional, are not the best land use planning strategies to support and improve a vibrant downtown. Public parking is a critical part of meeting parking challenges today, perceived and real, and The Levinson is a creative redevelopment of these precious plots, ”said Sarah Reed, Director of Community and Economic Development.
The Levinson is named after one of the pioneer families of Noblesville. The family were known for their charity, but it was the oldest son of the Levinson family, SO Levinson, a Noblesville high school graduate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who donated the old family property. from his family to the city in 1938. Part of the land was used as the site of the old town hall before it became a public parking lot.
“As the success and contributions of the family were a source of pride in our community long ago, this building will also bear their name. The look and name pay homage to the history of the downtown core as we prepare for the needs of Noblesville now and into the future, ”said Jensen.
The Levinson is a public-private project between Rebar Development and the Town of Noblesville. Hagerman Inc. and Edwards-Rigdon Construction built the project and the garage.
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