G BLOC mixed-use development

Rendering of view of 64th Street façade from NE courtesy HAUS.

Real estate developer Thomas English is moving forward with plans for two Broad Ripple parcels in the 6300 block of Guilford Avenue that were rezoned last September from commercial to mixed-use. At that time, the Metropolitan Development Commission rejected a petition for variance from development standards despite widespread support from adjacent property owners and the Broad Ripple Village Association.

English plans to move his offices to the G BLOC building, as will architect Christopher Short of HAUS, who has been working on the design for two years. The third floor will feature eight residential lofts with a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. The ground floor includes 22 covered parking spaces. Removal of the existing structures’ curb cuts will provide for nine on-street parking spaces. Bike parking and extensive landscaping will help create a pleasant public realm, and a much-needed sidewalk along recently repaved 64th Street will improve pedestrian connectivity in the burgeoning area. Demolition work is anticipated to begin this summer. thomasenglish.com; haus-arch.com