The first downtown Noblesville apartments in 106 years – Hamilton County Reporter
Officials from Noblesville and Rebar Development officially opened The Levinson, a $ 25 million mixed-use project on Friday. The Levinson has been providing the first new apartments in downtown Noblesville since 1915.
“Improving and preserving the downtown core is one of the main pillars of my administration,” said Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. “There is a demand for living options in and around Downtown Square and the urban density supports our local businesses, restaurants and stores. 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 draws millennials, empty nesters, high earners and workforce professionals to the downtown core – 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 with 299 spaces on four levels. 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, while functional, are not the best land use planning strategies to support and enhance a vibrant downtown,” said Sarah Reed, Director of Community and Economic Development. “Public parking is an essential part of addressing parking challenges of today, perceived and real, and The Levinson is a creative redevelopment of these precious plots. “
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,” said Jensen. “The appearance and name pay homage to the history of the downtown core as we prepare for the needs of Noblesville today and into the future.”
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.
Photos provided by the Town of Noblesville