INDIANAPOLIS — Hendricks Commercial Properties (HCP) has acquired the former Coca-Cola bottling plant site located at 850 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis. The purchase price was not disclosed. The 12-acre site will be home to the $260 million mixed-use Bottleworks District development. Indianapolis Public Schools had previously owned the site and used it to house the school system’s bus maintenance operations.
The bottling plant will soon be transformed into a development that will feature a 150-room boutique West Elm hotel, a nine-screen cinema, 180,000 square feet of office space, 200,000 square feet of retail space and a combination of apartments and condominiums. The project will occur over seven to 10 years in five phases, starting with the restoration and redevelopment of the historic Coca-Cola administration building and garages.
HCP will begin phase I of Bottleworks in the spring of 2018, with plans to open the West Elm Hotel, food hall, cinema and more than 70,000 square feet of retail space by the end of 2019. The food hall will feature a community-focused marketplace, which will house independently owned Indianapolis businesses. Eppstein Uhen Architects and Indianapolis-based Ratio Architects will provide design services.