Parkwood Crossing $8M amenity center aims to attract major companies, HQs

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An interior view of the Parkwood Amenity and Recreation Center. (Submitted photo)

By Heather Collins

Employees at the Parkwood Crossing now have new ways to balance work with wellness and recreation.

The office complex celebrated the grand opening of its Parkwood Amenity and Recreation Center April 12. The $8 million West Coast-style center at 550 E. 96th St. is exclusively for tenants of Parkwood Crossing.

The center is the first of its kind in the area, and facility owners hope it will help attract and recruit major companies and corporate headquarters to Carmel.

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Carmel Mayor James Brainard, center, discusses the importance of having the amenity center at Parkwood Crossing for economic development in Carmel with Devon Cheshire, vice-president, Rubinstein Partners from Philadelphia, left, and Strategic Capital Partners CEO Richard Horn at the facility’s grand opening April 12. (submitted photo)

The two-story, 14,000-square-foot center focuses on worksite wellness and includes a tenant lounge with wrap-around deck overlooking a lake, a state-of-the-art conference room, a gourmet cafe by Sahm’s, a 6,000-square-foot fitness center managed by Hoffacker Health and Fitness, 1.36 miles of walking paths, connection to the Carmel Bike Share System via the Zagster bicycle sharing program as well as four Tesla and three universal electric charging stations.

The facility also offers concierge services and an on-site automobile spa for oil changes, car washes, detailing and repairs.

“It’s really just a one-stop shop location,” said Rebecca Price, community manager.

The facility is part of a $20 million investment into Parkwood Crossing by its owners, Indianapolis-headquartered Strategic Capital Partners, LLC, and Philadelphia-based Rubenstein Partners.

Price said tenants are impressed with the new center. More than 500 people visited during its grand opening.

“They’re really excited to have one place where they can go to be productive or relax,” Price said.

Price said the launch of the amenity center sharpens the company’s focus on attracting millennials and staying on the cutting edge of the latest work-life trends.

“It’s not all about sitting at a desk these days,” Price said.

Parkwood Crossing has 74 tenants, each with an employee base of four to a few hundred. Tenants include Nike USA, American Family Mutual Insurance, Pearson Education, Traveler’s Insurance, Compass Construction, Lennox Steel and Duke Realty.

Price said the investment is part of the company’s mission to improve, grow and become one of the top real estate investment firms. Strategic Capital Partners CEO Richard Horn is a Carmel resident.

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