South Village

The South Village

The South Village encompasses and expands the area formerly known as the Zionsville Gateway Area. The South Village designation represents a broader view and extension of the Zionsville Gateway Area plan.

Projects in the South Village will promote the revitalization of the area primarily south of Pine Street to Zionsville Cemetery. They will complement Zionsville's existing culture and character as well as give the entire area an enhanced sense of place. Main Street is the heart and soul of Zionsville, and the South Village projects protect and promote that area.

The adopted Zionsville Gateway Area master plan serves as the foundation for the overall area with:

  • Improved traffic flow: road realignment and parking options 
  • Mixed-use buildings
  • Multi-family housing
  • Public plazas
  • Connections to trails

Location

The approximate 100-acre South Village is envisioned to include areas located south of Pine Street, west of Elm Street, north of Zionsville Cemetery and east of 2nd Street. 

Background

On July 28, 2020, following the demolition of the PNC bank building and locksmith shop at the northwest corner of Main and Sycamore Streets, the Town of Zionsville began the first stage of the planning for this area of town. The Town engaged DELV Design (DELV) and Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA) to better understand what development residents would like to see, and how these preferences could take shape. Through a survey, two in-person listening sessions, one online listening session and many stakeholder interviews, we called on the community to help strategically and thoughtfully re-invent the area.

Former PNC Bank Building

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Former Locksmith Shop

Locksmith shop demolition

Stakeholder Meetings

Stakeholder 1

Focus Groups

Chamber 1

Next Steps

In 2022, the Town of Zionsville received a $1.9 million READI grant for design work in this area and the Department of Public Works is currently working with engineers on design and infrastructure planning, particularly, the realignment of 1st Street south of Sycamore Street and considerations for a future public plaza. Design work and master planning for the South Village will continue throughout 2024.

In the future, the South Village will undergo a design and planning process culminating in the adoption of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance that will identify the planned infrastructure and allowable building types and architecture for the area.