A massive mixed use development embedded into the fabric of Purdue University.
Innovations don’t happen in a vacuum. And people who bring innovations to the world don’t work in a vacuum. They make contact. They connect. They collaborate. And that’s exactly what the District is designed to do. It’s a master plan community where forward-thinking companies, families and individuals come to live, work, learn, play and grow in a dynamic, interactive community focused on innovation. The District is over 400 acres of planned development designed to create a thriving, walkable, urban setting to create, congregate, collaborate, and commercialize.
Adaptive Lab + Studio
The District is composed of several sub-districts, each with its own character and differentiating qualities to enrich your 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.
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; and conference space for special events.
■ The Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration ■ Adaptive Lab + Studio ■ 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
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 ■ Continuum
One of the nation’s largest university-affiliated aerospace business communities, this area is 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.
■ Rolls-Royce ■ Saab
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.
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.
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.
The District’s multiple greenways, parks, trails, and sidewalks support a community where campus and civic life converge. The Greenbelt defines the western and southern edges of the district provides opportunities for recreational amenities for residents and visitors and for the district.