New leased space at 29th and Meridian streets to serve as inspiring, central location for UWCI staff and volunteers
For nearly a century, United Way of Central Indiana’s (UWCI) mission has been to move its community into action so that all families and individuals can achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Now, UWCI will physically move from its outdated headquarters to a more efficient space and central location in order to better serve its region.
Built in 1969, the current facility at 3901 N. Meridian Street was purchased by UWCI in 1992. Extensive feasibility studies have shown that the building requires significant renovations and repairs and is double the square footage of what UWCI requires to house its operations. After analyzing all options including purchasing a new building, remodeling the current building, or leasing space, the UWCI board approved the building’s sale to Flaherty and Collins Development and signed a 15-year lease for 40,000 square feet of space at 2955 N. Meridian Street (the current State Auto building).
UWCI’s new headquarters will be a modern, open concept design and will be a more efficient use of space for its staff, partners and volunteers. UWCI is currently in a lease-back arrangement for its current location and will relocate by the end of 2016.
“As United Way of Central Indiana embraces a fresh, innovative approach to its vital work in the community, a more flexible, up-to-date and functional workspace is needed,” said Ann D. Murtlow, president and CEO of UWCI. “Our community will benefit even more when our space reflects the vitality and innovation inherent in our work. We are excited about what the future will hold in our new home.”
Todd Maurer, UWCI board member and CEO of Newmark Knight Frank Halakar, assisted United Way in the real estate process.
United Way of Central Indiana helps people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives. United Way gets things done by mobilizing people and community partners in six Central Indiana counties to identify, advance and advocate the best solutions. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to be part of the change. Visit uwci.org to learn more.
Newmark Knight Frank Halakar was founded in 2000 as Halakar Property Group and merged with Newmark Knight Grubb Frank in 2010 to better serve clients locally and globally.