Ludlow Ave. on the Near Eastside, along I-70 near East 16th Street.
McNamara said it wants to move its 48 employees from Fishers to the Indianapolis site, which would become its new headquarters and also house refrigerated space for flowers, an assembly area for flower arrangements and loading space for its vans.
The 103,000-square-foot industrial building was built in the early 1900s and formerly used by Master-Fit, which vacated it in 2012.
McNamara said it would hire 11 more workers at the new site by 2020.
Founded in 1954, McNamara has seven flower shops in the Indianapolis area and one shop and a greenhouse in Fort Wayne.
Indiana jobless rate falls to 4.5 percent for September
A second recently filed abatement request calls for construction of a 400,000-square-foot warehouse on the Southside.
Two subsidiaries of Venture Logistics LLC, based in Miami, propose to spend $14 million to build the rail-serviced warehouse on 46 acres at West Hanna Avenue and Division Street.
The site now hosts three houses and a small trucking company.
Venture, a third-party warehousing company that also does customs brokerage and logistics, said it would hire 35 people to staff the warehouse.
Venture's request calls for the city to reduce its property taxes by $1.19 million over seven years.
The Department of Metropolitan Development will consider both plans for preliminary approval on Wednesday.
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McNamara Florist, an Indianapolis florist founded in 1954, has acquired a 176,000-square-foot industrial property at 1853 Ludlow Ave. in Indianapolis. This will become the company’s new corporate headquarters.
McNamara Florist plans extensive renovations at the site, and expects to occupy the building in the first half of 2016.
The company currently leases 58,000 square feet of space in Fishers, Ind., as its headquarters. McNamara will move 70 employees to the new building once it is ready for occupancy.
DTZ senior managing director Bill French and associate vice president Grant Lindley represented McNamara in this transaction.
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Manchester, VT.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anne’s memory can be made to Crudem Foundation, P.O.Box 804, Ludlow MA 01056.
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