Discovery Park District unveils master plan



Discovery Park District unveils master plan


Jan 1, 2018

A master plan for the $1 billion Discovery Park District unveiled outlines a 30-year commitment to transform the west side of the Purdue University campus into a mixed-use gateway for intellectual discourse and commercial partnerships.

A master plan for the $1 billion Discovery Park District unveiled outlines a 30-year commitment to transform the west side of the Purdue University campus into a mixed-use gateway for intellectual discourse and commercial partnerships.

The Discovery Park District is a partnership development between the Purdue Research Foundation and Browning Investments and is designed to provide a pre-eminent environment for educational, economic, cultural, community and real estate development. Discovery Park District is the next step in the evolution of Purdue University as the place to go for intellectual challenge and innovation advancement

The name Discovery Park District was picked to play off the proximity of Purdue’s Discovery Park, a collaborative, cross-disciplinary research area and an innovation hub. The district is the natural progression from the existing Discovery Park to a much broader mix of uses.

The 450-acre district will eventually feature 7 million square feet of interior building space, including a hotel with conference center, restaurants, retail and office and business spaces. In addition, the district will include parks, research facilities and industrial space. The district will provide the necessary amenities to bring current and future leaders of academics and business together.

Highlights of the Discovery Park District master plan include:
  • Creating the District Core, a social hub of the innovation ecosystem, offering a wide mix of uses including innovation spaces, hotel, retail, and housing options to complement Discovery Park.
  • A redesigned Main Street to serve as a corridor that links multiple areas of the district and connects to campus, providing a pedestrian bike- and transit-friendly destination with a carefully curated retail experience.
  • Increased connectivity to the Aerospace District, one of the largest university-affiliated aerospace business hubs for companies to collaborate on research and commerce.
  • Residential villages for walkable/bikeable new neighborhoods with pricing options to meet varying resident needs. 
  • Multiple greenways, parks, trails, and sidewalks to support a community where campus and civic life converge.

For more about the district, please contact:

Adam G. Chavers
Senior Vice President of Development
achavers@browninginv.com
317.344.7333


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