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Thompson Thrift Receives Approval to Move Forward with Next Two Phases of $750 Million Master-Planned Fishers District Near Indianapolis



INDIANAPOLIS /PRNewswire/ — Thompson Thrift, a full-service nationally recognized real estate company and one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate developers, announced today that the city of Fishers has provided approvals that clear the way for work to begin on the next two phases of its expansive master-planned Fishers District development in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers.

“We are very pleased to be taking the next steps towards bringing our vision into reality,” said Ashlee Boyd, managing partner of Thompson Thrift Commercial. “We continue to appreciate and value the city’s partnership in helping to bring this landmark project to completion for the benefit and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.”

Located near Interstate 69 and 116th Street, The Union will be a mixed-use development that will create a true urban experience. Plans for the 10-acre parcel include approximately 55,000 square feet of retail space, 60,000 square feet of Class A office space, a 150-room boutique hotel, a 250-unit multifamily community and 805 structured parking spaces that will provide parking for both residents and center visitors. Thompson Thrift is currently in negotiations for the hotel and approximately 40% of the retail space. Infrastructure work will begin in 2024 and Thompson Thrift plans to begin vertical construction in early 2025.

The Crossing at Fishers District will utilize 62 acres of land at the southern end of the development, the centerpiece of which will be the city-owned 7,500-seat event center currently under construction and the future home of the Indy Fuel—the professional hockey minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. The development will be a true mixed-use property, with office, retail, restaurant, residential, hotel and entertainment options. The event center is expected to be completed later this year.

“Fishers has been working with Thompson Thrift for several years to bring Fishers District to fruition, and we are very excited to provide approval for these next two phases of this monumental development,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “Thompson Thrift has shown a commitment to bringing new categories and concepts and we look forward to hearing more about the line-up of dining, retail and entertainment options that will create hundreds of jobs and further boost our local economy.”

One new-to-Fishers name that has already committed to space at The Crossing is Chicken N Pickle. Chicken N Pickle is a unique indoor/outdoor entertainment complex that includes a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts and instruction, a variety of yard games and space for live entertainment and lounging.

Thompson Thrift first began work on the Fishers District development in 2015 and received a Monumental Award from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce in 2020 for the first phase.

This past summer, Thompson Thrift hosted a ribbon cutting for Slate at Fishers District, a 242-unit luxury townhome and villa community adjacent to Fishers District. Demand for the community has been strong and leasing is currently progressing ahead of schedule.

Once completed, the $750 million development will span 123 acres and will be comprised of five distinct developments offering an array of multifamily, townhome, hotel, dining, shopping, and entertainment options. The developments will be connected by well-designed walking paths that will offer residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the master-planned development on foot.

Ryan Menard, vice president development for Thompson Thrift stated, “We think the combination of location, strong demographics, thoughtful design and high-quality construction will continue to drive great existing and new-to-market tenant interest in each of the Fishers District developments and create a truly unique environment with something for everyone.”

Fishers is one of the fastest-growing communities in Indiana and has consistently been nationally ranked as a top place to live. Located less than 15 miles from downtown Indianapolis, Fishers has more than 100,000 residents and is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and for attracting high-growth companies with its pro-business climate. 

Thompson Thrift is a full-service real estate development company focused on ground-up commercial and mixed-use development across the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. During the past 30+ years, Thompson Thrift has invested more than $5 billion into local communities and has become known as a trusted partner committed to developing high-quality, attractive multifamily, commercial and industrial projects.

About Thompson Thrift Real Estate Company
Thompson Thrift is an integrated full-service real estate company with offices in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana; Denver; Houston and Phoenix. Three business units drive Thompson Thrift’s success—Thompson Thrift Residential which is focused on upscale Class A multifamily communities and luxury leased homes, Thompson Thrift Commercial which is focused on ground-up commercial development, and Thompson Thrift Construction, a full-service construction company. Through these business units, Thompson Thrift is engaged in all aspects of development, construction, leasing, and management of quality commercial real estate projects across the country. The company earned national recognition as a winner of a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award, the latest accolade that reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to excellence in the community and workplace. For more information, please visit www.thompsonthrift.com.

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Exploring the Healthiest Communities in the United States: California Counties Shine Bright

Discover how California’s Marin County leads the healthiest U.S. communities, boasting high life expectancy and low obesity rates in a recent study.



A recent study by MarketWatch has unveiled a list of the healthiest communities in the United States, with California counties claiming top spots. Marin County, nestled across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, emerged as the healthiest county, boasting a remarkable life expectancy of 85, a lower-than-average adult obesity rate, and a mere 5 percent of residents without health insurance.

The study evaluated 576 U.S. counties using 14 key metrics, including food insecurity, healthcare access, life expectancy, health insurance coverage, and environmental factors like water and air quality. Western states dominated the top 10 list, with Colorado, Hawaii, and Montana also showcasing exemplary county health profiles.

The findings emphasized a correlation between community health and wealth, with affluent areas exhibiting lower rates of food insecurity and higher levels of health insurance coverage. The presence of nature parks in many of the healthiest counties underscored the positive impact of green spaces on well-being, aligning with scientific research on the subject.

However, the study also shed light on disparities, highlighting that residents in the unhealthiest counties face challenges such as limited access to grocery stores, higher rates of food insecurity, and inadequate primary care services. Harris County, Texas, home to Houston, was identified as the least healthy county due to high uninsured rates and poor environmental quality.

In California, 37 out of 58 counties were ranked, with Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties clinching top positions. The data revealed a stark contrast in median incomes between the healthiest and unhealthiest counties, with Marin County boasting a median income well above the national average.

This comprehensive analysis serves as a valuable resource for policymakers and healthcare professionals striving to address disparities and promote well-being across communities. It underscores the importance of factors such as access to healthcare, environmental quality, and socioeconomic status in shaping overall community health outcomes.


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Celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Day

“February 17th marks National Random Acts of Kindness Day, a celebration encouraging acts of kindness that spread joy and positivity nationwide.”



Every year on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day gains momentum as a day dedicated to spreading goodwill and positivity. People from all walks of life come together to celebrate this occasion, emphasizing the importance of kindness in our daily interactions.

“Embracing Kindness: Celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Day”

The essence of this day lies in the simplicity of performing acts of kindness, both big and small, to brighten someone else’s day. Whether it’s buying a coffee for a stranger, complimenting a co-worker, or simply offering a listening ear, these gestures have the power to make a significant impact on someone’s life.

What makes National Random Acts of Kindness Day truly special is its ability to inspire a ripple effect of positivity. Acts of kindness not only benefit the recipient but also uplift the spirits of the giver, creating a cycle of compassion and empathy that transcends boundaries.

As individuals, groups, and organizations come together to participate in this day, the message of kindness spreads far and wide, fostering a sense of community and unity. It serves as a reminder that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference in the world around us.

So, this National Random Acts of Kindness Day, let us embrace the spirit of generosity and compassion. Let us take a moment to brighten someone’s day, spread a little joy, and make the world a kinder place for all.

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The US Air Force Prepares for Great-Power Conflict: Overhauling Aircraft Fleets for a New Era

US Air Force overhauls fleets for potential great-power conflict, shifting focus from counterinsurgency to peer-level conflicts.



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In a strategic shift to prepare for potential great-power conflict, the US Air Force is undergoing a massive overhaul of its aircraft fleets and pilot readiness. With the looming possibility of conflict with China in mind, the Air Force is downsizing, upgrading, and reconfiguring its fleets, moving away from the counterinsurgency warfare focus that has dominated for the past two decades.

Lt. Gen. Richard Moore highlighted the urgency of modernizing the aging fleet, with 44% of Air Force aircraft past their designed service life. As the Air Force transitions from a focus on counterinsurgency to peer-level conflicts, the need for enhanced capabilities and pilot training becomes paramount.

The Pentagon’s acknowledgment of China as America’s “pacing challenge” underlines the growing threat posed by the Chinese military. Recent incidents in the South and East China Seas, where Chinese fighter jets have engaged in aggressive intercepts of US aircraft, highlight the escalating tensions and the need for preparedness.

Recognizing the evolving threat landscape, the Air Force is streamlining its fleets and intensifying pilot training for potential aerial combat scenarios with near-peer adversaries. The emphasis is on readiness for contested environments with complexities unseen in recent conflicts.

The planned changes aim to reduce fleet age, enhance capabilities, and field only relevant assets. These adjustments are driven by the realization that China’s rapid advancements in air force technology are narrowing the historical advantage held by Western forces in the air domain.

As the US military pivots towards preparing for a new era of conflict, the Air Force is embracing changes to meet the challenges posed by potential great-power adversaries. The shift signifies a strategic reorientation towards readiness for high-intensity conflicts, marking a significant departure from previous operational priorities.


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