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xInterstate 69

October 7, 2008

I-69 (Exit 10): Interchange attracts Madison County shoppers, diners

NOBLESVILLE — While Indiana’s Interstate 69 is a quick way to get from Indianapolis to the northeast side of the state, lately travelers have been drawn off the interstate when they come upon Exit 10 on Indiana 238.

A towering electronic sign for the exit’s newly opened Hamilton Town Center mall beckons drivers to take a detour from their travel plans and lets shoppers and diners from Madison, Hamilton and surrounding counties know they have arrived at their destination.

The exit is right in the heart of the fastest growing area in Indiana and along a major traffic artery, prompting growth in the form of Hamilton Town Center, with stores, restaurants and a movie theater; Saxony Corporate Park, an 89,000-square-foot multi-tenant industrial park; hotel Cambria Suites; two medical facilities; and additional office and commercial space. And that’s just the beginning.

“We certainly have critical mass out there in that that’s helped entice additional development,” said Kevin Kelly, director of economic development in Noblesville, the city under which much of the exit’s property falls. “The directional growth pattern coming out from Indianapolis along the I-69 corridor has caused tremendous growth.”

About half the land -- that on the northwest side of I-69 — around Exit 10 is part of Noblesville, and the land on the southeast side of the interstate is part of Fishers. A few areas around the exit are unincorporated Hamilton County land, Fishers Town Manager Mike Booth said.

Hamilton Town Center, Saxony Business Park and other development, including a Chase Bank and CVS Pharmacy, are either open or under construction on Noblesville’s side of the interstate. St. Vincent Hospital and Clarian Health each have staked a claim on the Fishers’ side of the road, with Clarian buying 95 acres where the nearly-empty Deer Creek Shoppes sits now. St. Vincent will build a standalone emergency department in the area.

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  • exit41_3 I-69 (Exit 41): Five questions with an employee Bryan Carter, assistant manager, The Rental Store

    1. Do you believe the interstate has helped business?

    Yes, it’s easy to get to. It’s easy to pick up equipment and get back onto the interstate.

    November 18, 2008 2 Photos

  • exit41_brevini I-69 (Exit 41): Slow-to-grow exit shows potential MUNCIE — It may not have restaurants, casinos or hotels, but Exit 41 on Interstate 69 is on the cusp of development.

    November 18, 2008 3 Photos

  • birds I-69 (Exit 34): Smokehouse keeps travelers coming back DALEVILLE — Motorists traveling along Interstate 69 near Exit 34 can’t see the trademark smoke billowing from Bird’s Smokehouse BBQ from the road, but billboards teasing travelers with hickory-smoked meats and Southern cooking keep the restaurant busy at every meal.

    November 11, 2008 1 Photo

  • I 69, Exit 34-18.JPG I-69 (Exit 34): Exit 34 causes growth for Daleville DALEVILLE — As Nancy Johnson looks at her selection of purchased merchandise from the Great American Market, the large flea market in Daleville, she laughs.

    “I spent a lot today,” she said.

    November 11, 2008 4 Photos

  • hiatt I-69 (Exit 34): Five questions with a businessman Mike Hiatt, 65, of Yorktown, is the owner of Racer’s Edge at 15119 W. Commerce Road, Daleville. Hiatt sells NASCAR merchandise and boasts that his shop has the largest inventory of NASCAR memorabilia in the country. Hiatt pays for two billboards on the interstate, one facing each direction, in order to attract business.

    November 11, 2008 1 Photo

  • Exits-71.JPG I-69 (Exit 26): Growing all around Since the departure of General Motors, Anderson has had to redefine itself as a community.

    November 6, 2008 3 Photos

  • Exits-02.JPG I-69 (Exit 26): Activity along I-69 keeps hotels hopping Americans are traveling less because of the poor economy, but hotels at Exit 26 are doing OK thanks to new growth near the interchange and steady businesses coming from nearby events.

    November 6, 2008 1 Photo

  • I-69 (Exit 26): Five Questions with a businessman Rex Teeple move his established optometry practice to a new location near Exit 26 earlier this year. He is among the area business owners involved in a new initiative to promote the exit,, The group’s Web site is not yet up and running.

    November 6, 2008

  • exit 22 I-69 (Exit 22): Upgrades spur growth at city’s ‘gateway’ ANDERSON — It doesn’t have the lights and attractions of Exit 26, but Interstate 69’s Exit 22 is fast becoming a destination for business while continuing to be a major entry point for the city.

    October 28, 2008 2 Photos

  • exit 22 I-69 (Exit 22): Growth expands south of Exit 22 ANDERSON — Sometime in the next year, drivers at Exit 22 should see major changes on the interchange’s drab south side. The city approved in June a 60-acre development that will bring a hotel, medical and retail sites. Construction is set to begin in spring 2009.

    October 28, 2008 1 Photo

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