Discovery Park District Regional Map

Discover the District

Discovery Park District is composed of several sub-districts, each with its own character and differentiating qualities to enrich the user experience and establish a unique sense of place. Establishing these sub-districts and their unique characters help the district achieve its desired dynamism, aesthetic interest and broad appeal. It is important to note that, despite the areas’ individual characters, boundaries should not be considered hard, as the district is designed to be fluid and cohesive, and elements and amenities can overlap.


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Discovery Park

Discovery Park is a place where challenge and innovation converge and where researchers move beyond traditional boundaries to collaborate across disciplines creating solutions for a better world. This robust area includes: state of the art nano and biotechnology facilities; modern office facilities for multidisciplinary events; innovation space for entrepreneurship and corporate partnerships; conference space for special events.

The Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration ■ Bindley Bioscience Center ■ Birck Nanotechnology Center ■ Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship ■ Drug Discovery Facility ■ Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall ■ Hall for Discovery and Learning Research


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District Core

The District Core surrounds the Discovery Park research complex and is envisioned to be the iconic heart and social hub of the innovation ecosystem, offering the widest mix of uses including: Innovation Spaces (co-working, office, lab, and maker); retail options; multiple housing options for employee attraction and retention; and abundant parking.

Aspire


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Aerospace

One of the nation’s largest university-affiliated aerospace business communities, this area designed for high-tech companies to collaborate with Purdue on research and commerce has been named an Indiana Certified Technology Park by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. It serves as home to Purdue University Airport, Purdue Aviation, Mach 6 Quiet Flow Ludwieg Tube Wind Tunnel, Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, and Rolls-Royce.

■ Aerospace Brochure


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Residential Village

The Village is a walkable, planned residential community providing housing close to campus for university and non-university persons. Envisioned as a neighborhood of predominantly single-family homes and townhomes, the Village will feature small-scale, neighborhood-oriented retail and amenities such as a community center, fitness center, daycare facility and preschool, a centralized greenspace, and community gardens.

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Main Street

Main Street is envisioned as a pedestrian-, bike-, and transit-friendly destination with a carefully curated retail experience. Along with shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, Main Street will emphasize outdoor dining, urban plazas, and event spaces with complementary assets such as art galleries, small performing arts venues, and live music for year-round community engagement.

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Commons

The Commons is a connected, walkable/bikeable residential campus centered around a mall or quad setting with pricing options to meet varying resident needs. Amenities may include: a variety of housing types (apartments, flats, duplexes, and townhomes); shared courtyards and greenspaces; a health clinic, daycare facility and preschool; and a centralized greenspace and community gardens.

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Greenbelt

Discovery Park District’s multiple greenways, parks, trails, and sidewalks will support a community where campus and civic life converge. The Greenbelt defining the western and southern edges of the district provides opportunities for recreational amenities for residents and visitors and for the district to act as a living laboratory.