Downtown Indianapolis is growing exponentially and is really a model for city revitalization. With over seventy-five new projects to be completed by 2017, including $519 million invested in residential growth, Indy will soon offer even more options for city life.

An exciting part of this growth is CityWay. Surely by now you've seen or at least heard of CityWay, right? It's the latest addition to downtown Indianapolis, spanning multiple blocks from the tip of Eli Lilly's northern campus to Banker's Life Fieldhouse. It offers plenty of new urban options: residential, hotel, retail and restaurants, parks, a workout facility, and office space.

One thing that makes CityWay unique is that the developers are keeping it local. Buckingham Companies, is based right here in Indianapolis and has incorporated as many local or state based elements as possible. One aspect in which this is seen is in the residences. The furnished apartments available at CityWay include local artists' work, including commissioned work by Kyle Ragsdale and Quincy Owens of the Harrison Center for the Arts.

Additionally, the project is bringing in Cerulean, a northern Indiana fine dining restaurant. Cerulean will be opening a new edition as a part of CityWay. Cerulean's presence in Indianapolis will, "reinterpret the bounty of Midwestern ingredient-driven cuisine through a modern-inspired bento box at lunch and a progressive experience at dinner." They're committed to sourcing fresh ingredients from local farmers to make for an authentic Indiana experience.

There are many other parts of the CityWay project that will enhance the Indianapolis urban experience, including the new Alexander Hotel, a four star, 209 room world-class hotel. Its rooms will offer new city-scape views of Indianapolis. Named after 19th century city planner, Alexander Ralston, The Alexander is Buckingham's first hotel development. The hotel brings art and design to the forefront of its rooms. In collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the hotel plans to host a variety of contemporary art in its public spaces.

Take a bike ride on the Cultural Trail and head to Delaware and South Streets and you'll see this eight block project underway. CityWay is on-time in its completion schedule. We look forward to enjoying this new, exciting and permanent addition to Indianapolis.

For more information, visit the CityWay Discovery Center on the corner of Delaware and South Streets to speak with someone in person or visit them online at