Noblesville officials, Hageman Group, and Rebar Development on Friday officially opened The Levinson, a $25 million mixed-use project. The Levinson provides the first new apartments in downtown Noblesville since 1915.
“Enhancing and preserving downtown is one my administration’s key pillars,” said Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. “There is a demand for living options in and around the Downtown Square and urban density supports our local businesses, restaurants and shops. Since this project started, it has attracted additional downtown development interest and projects to redevelop space in our growing community.”
The Levinson includes 75 market-rate and 10 affordable-rate studio, one- and two-bedroom modern apartments with a rooftop deck and contemporary amenities. Additionally, the 2,000 square-foot lobby along Maple Avenue includes a public exhibit of downtown Noblesville’s rich history and 5,100 square feet of commercial space is along Ninth Street.
“The Levinson is attracting millennials, empty-nesters, high-earning and workforce professionals to downtown – serving as an economic driver for Noblesville restaurants and businesses,” said Rebar Development President Shelby Bowen, adding that only four units remain unleased.
Hamilton County Historian David Heighway shares the family story of the Levinsons, a prominent family of Noblesville decades ago that is the namesake for the building. (Photo provided by City of Noblesville)
The project also includes a four-level, 299-space parking garage. A minimum of 199 spaces will be available for paid public parking. The Levinson will provide four hours of free parking to guests, and cost $2 per hour after that time per day.
“Surface parking lots, while functional, are not the best land use strategies to sustain and enhance a vibrant downtown,” Community and Economic Development Director Sarah Reed said. “A public parking garage is an essential component to address current, perceived and real parking challenges, and The Levinson is a creative redevelopment of these valuable parcels.”
The Levinson is named after one of the pioneer families in Noblesville. The family was known for being charitable, but it was the eldest son of the Levinson family, S.O. Levinson, a Noblesville High School graduate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who donated his family’s former homestead to the city in 1938. A portion of the land was used as the former City Hall site before becoming a public parking lot.
“As the family’s success and contributions were a source of pride in our community long ago, so too will this building named after them,” Jensen said. “The look and name pays homage to downtown’s history as we prepare for Noblesville’s needs now and in the future.”
The Levinson is a public-private project between Rebar Development and the City of Noblesville. Hagerman Inc. and Edwards-Rigdon Construction built the project and garage.
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