The Depot Officially Opens

Ribbon CuttingWhile The Depot at Nickel Plate in Fishers, Indiana has been leasing for some time (it’s currently at 72 percent leased in less than 9 months!), at Flaherty & Collins Properties, we have a tendency to make things official with a little style and panache, some treats and a few remarks from the projects main proponents. So it goes without saying we were pretty stoked to hold our Grand Opening ceremony for The Depot on Thursday, July 23.

Our awesome F&C team worked incredibly hard to make sure the building shined – and it certainly did. The Depot is one of the finest mixed-use apartment communities in the entire Midwest, with amenities that could rival those found in larger cities and towers.


Flaherty & Collins President Jerry Collins (right) and Construction President Chris Kirles share a fun moment at the Grand Opening of The Depot at Nickel Plate

As our own CEO, David Flaherty said, we’re extremely proud that through the combined efforts of the City of Fishers and Flaherty & Collins Properties, The Depot will bring in roughly $100 million to the City over the next 20 years. It’s the kind of environment that Fishers envisioned when the concept of this project began in 2012.

“About three years ago, we drove around downtown Fishers, dreaming about what could be possible,” said Mayor Scott Fadness. “We are truly great partners in this project. When I see this downtown come to life like this, to see it transform into a vibrant downtown, it’s truly great.”

Flaherty & Collins Properties CEO, David Flaherty, agreed.

“Developments like this don’t happen without great Cities and Towns,” Flaherty said. “And Fishers is one of the best we’ve ever worked with.”

You can view the remarks by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, David Flaherty, OneZone Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Dan LeReau and Vice President Dan Canan and F&C Construction President (and lead developer on the project) below:

And to wrap up your F&C Friday Blog fun, here are some more pics from the event:

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Yogurtz Coming to The Depot

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The Depot at Nickel Plate prepares to open another quality retail option to its residents, and residents of Fishers, as Yogurtz puts the finishing touches on the interior of its new store.

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Yogurtz is a fun, healthy, family-owned self-serve froyo spot where you can come relax with friends, family, and co-workers.  Enjoy a wide arrange of toppings and yogurt flavors with new flavors in rotation every week!

Be sure to check out Yogurtz, opening soon at The Depot at Nickel Plate!

The Depot: Full Steam Ahead

Forget Jessie’s girl. With Rick Springfield in concert at the Nickel Plate District amphitheater on Saturday, our own Chris Kirles got enough pics that made us wish we had Kirles’ camera.


Kirles, who is the President of Construction at Flaherty & Collins Properties, was/is the lead developer of The Depot at Nickel Plate in Fishers, Indiana. The 242-apartment home, mixed-use development is furthering the City of Fishers goal is creating a centralized and unique downtown experience for residents. Always a popular spot during the summer months, the Nickel Plate amphitheater has been bringing in great bands for years. Now, residents of The Depot will have a chance to enjoy these shows up close and personal.



But Kirles’ camera also caught the latest progress made to The Depot, as finishing touches are being put on the project. Check out the pool courtyard area in the shots below, both before sunset and with the night lights on. We bet this will make for some awesome resident relaxation very, very soon.


Landscaping is coming along nicely in these shots, and, as you can see, the pool area is coming along nicely. Just a few more steps and we’ll be stopping by for a swim! Of course, the firepit area in the lower right corner in the picture below looks like a nice place to hang out as well!


Brixx Opens at The Depot in Fishers

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It’s been quite the week of activity here at Flaherty & Collins Properties. Last week, we broke ground on 360 Market Square in downtown Indianapolis and today, our anchor tenant at The Depot at Nickel Plate – Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza – opened it’s doors to hungry customers for the first time.


Brixx offers wood-fired pizzas cooked in brick ovens, salads, pastas and sandwiches built on house made focaccia bread. With a wide-range of toppings, Brixx also has vegan and vegetarian options, as well as whole wheat crust and gluten-free menu items. Additionally, Brixx offers 24 local and national craft beers on tap and 14 wines by the glass — providing a fresh alternative to the traditional pizza and beer.


Our team went in and enjoyed a fabulous lunch, with friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. We enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and the theme was well done!


Brixx opened in 1998 in the historic Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina and has grown to 25 locations across the Southeast. The Depot at Nickel Plate will be the first location in the Midwest for Brixx.

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Top 10 of 2014

As the clock marches toward midnight and the calendar turns to 2015, we take a final look back at the year that was and celebrate the top stories of 2014 for Flaherty & Collins Properties:

#10: The Snow Must Go On

Winter hit hard throughout the Midwest, and our staff did their best to respond as quickly as possible to keep residents moving and active throughout the early part of 2014.

#9: Maintenance Mania

Our own Paul Palacios took home the best time in four of the seven events at the annual Indiana Apartment Association Maintenance Mania . He won the Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test, Seasons Ceiling Fan Installation, CFG Faucet Installation, and the Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion. F&C also won the Spirit Award.


#8: Grand Opening of The Boulevard at Oakley Station

In May, we officially cut the ribbon on The Boulevard at Oakley Station, a Silver-LEED certified development in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“The Boulevard at Oakley Station is a cutting-edge development in an area of Cincinnati that is experiencing phenomenal growth,” says David Flaherty, CEO of Flaherty & Collins Properties. “We are excited at the reception the property has received thus far and what it means for the community and residents that call The Boulevard at Oakley home.”

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#7: F&C Gives Back 

We take pride in giving back our time, treasure and talents at Flaherty & Collins. While it always feels like more can be done, we were able to work with several groups to make a difference this year.


Our chili cook-off to benefit the Mozel Sanders Foundation event raised over $1,000, which Flaherty & Collins Properties combined with a pledged donation of $2,000 to assist with the Mozel Sanders Foundation Thanksgiving Day campaign, which served 41,500 meals the week of Thanksgiving.

The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville recognized F&C for our work with the Outsanding Community Service Award, and we worked hard in the spring to help assist in the


#6: The Depot Welcomes First Residents

The Depot at Nickel Plate, which broke ground in October 2013 in Fishers, Ind.,  began nearing completion in late 2014 and welcomed first residents in December.

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#5: Whole Foods Market Coming to Market Square Mixed-Use Project

In May, we announced that a 40,000 square foot Whole Foods Market will anchor the forthcoming Market Square Mixed-Use Development.

“This will be one of the finest mixed-use towers in the Midwest, if not the country,” says David Flaherty, CEO of Flaherty & Collins Properties. “With the tremendous value Whole Foods Market will add to future residents and to downtown, this is truly a great win for the city of Indianapolis.”

The project continues to progress toward groundbreaking in 2015.

#4: A Brave New (Web) World

In June, we announced a brand refresh for our logo, which came with a new corporate website, The site would win “Best Corporate Online Marketing” at the Indiana Apartment Association Prodigy Awards in October.

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#3: New Projects Begin

Our development team worked extremely hard in 2014, announcing projects across the Midwest. In June, we announced plans to begin a mixed-use project in 2015 on the Kansas City Riverfront at Berkley Park. In December, we began the necessary steps to begin a project in downtown Kokomo.


#2: Industry Recognition

In September, it was announced that The Landing had been named Top Rural Development in the Affordable Housing News Reader’s Choice Awards category. This prestigious national award is a proud accomplishment for the team and one that we can tout for years to come.

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Concluding the 2014 Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) Midwest Multifamily Conference, the Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence were handed out at the President’s Dinner in October and Flaherty & Collins Properties was recognized and nominated in several categories, winning seven (7) awards – the most of any company. Our winners were:

Prodigy Awards – 

  • Axis – Color Advertisement: More than 200 Units
  • Axis – Brochure: More than 200 Units
  • The Residences at Keystone – Color Advertisement: Less than 200 Units
  • Vision 1505 – Industry Related Innovation
  • Flaherty & Collins Properties – Best Corporate Online Marketing (Corporate Website)

Awards of Excellence Winners – 

  • Gavin Greene – Donald J. Williams Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Alma Slash – Rick Stapp Regional Property Supervisor of the Year

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#1: Axis Opens in Downtown Indy

In May, Marsh opened a 42,000 square foot flagship grocery store at Axis, located in the heart of downtown Indy. The design for the new store was the first of its kind in the nation and features extra space for produce, meats and a bakery. It became the first new downtown grocery store to open in 30 years.

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By August, first residents moved into Axis, a mixed-use, multifamily development featuring 330 luxury apartments and more than 25,000 square feet of exterior amenity space. In addition to Marsh, residents of Axis have an amazing array of living and entertainment options in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, including a sixth floor Sky Bar with incredible views of the skyline, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness club, indoor and outdoor yoga and Pilates studios, a resort-style pool with sundeck, outdoor grilling stations, a Zen garden with fire pit, study lounges, billiards and gaming lounges and a pet walk.


Here’s to a fantastic 2014! We wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope your 2015 is another year to remember!