Zionsville Gateway Area

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Project Background

With the demolition of the PNC bank building and locksmith shop at the northwest corner of Main and Sycamore Streets on July 28, 2020 the Town of Zionsville began the first stage of the plan for the Zionsville Gateway Area (ZGA). As part of the next stage, Mayor Emily Styron engaged the community: help us reinvent the gateway into our Village Business District.

Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Plan Commission meeting - Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at Zionsville Town Hall

The Mission

To identify the highest, best and most sustainable mix of uses within the Zionsville Gateway Area (ZGA) and to explore ideas for an economically vibrant, whole-community serving and authentically Zionsville experience.

Former PNC Bank Building

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Former Locksmith Shop

Locksmith shop demolition

 Methodology

The Town engaged DELV Design (DELV) and Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA) to better understand what development residents would like to see, and how these preferences could take shape. 

TPMA and DELV identified three main objectives to guide the Town through the redevelopment based on design thinking methodologies. The three main objectives are included in the Design Process.

  1. Understand - solving the right problem
  2. Explore - solving the problem right
  3. Implement - next step: full design ahead

The Design Process

Design Process from DELV

Study Area

Exhibit C

Stakeholder Engagement

We called on the community to help strategically and thoughtfully re-invent the gateway into the Village Business District. To create a “whole-community serving” experience, we involved the community in the process through a survey, two in-person listening sessions, one online listening session and many stakeholder interviews.

Stakeholder 1
Chamber 1

Next Steps

The final draft study can be seen on the Zionsville Gateway Area website. The study represents the first step toward achieving the Town’s goals for the ZGA, but this is only the beginning. Watch for the schedule of public meetings to be posted on this webpage.