While Hub & Spoke’s design fosters innovation, inspiration, and functionality, outside the complex’s walls, nature will add some of its wonder and amazement along The Nickel Plate Trail.


Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness calls transforming the trail a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the city to create a world-class public amenity. “It is about building a vibrant city and a place that will attract a talented workforce and encourage young families and businesses alike to choose Fishers as home,” he says.

The 4.5-mile trail will provide city residents and visitors an attraction like no other in Central Indiana. The trail’s master plan includes opportunities to discover the city, incorporate art and history, provide fitness and wellness opportunities, create community gathering spaces where neighbors can convene and catch up, highlight technology and inspired innovation, improve pedestrian circulation networks to downtown, and attract entrepreneurs and future development.

The plan extends from 96th to 146th streets. In its 21-year vision, the master plan includes residential, multifamily housing, industrial, and commercial use.

The trail will likely see many different types of mobility for various purposes. Many people may walk to nearby destinations, while others may choose to use the trail as a running or biking circuit. Some may utilize the trail as a path to work via scooter.

HOW THE NICKEL PLATE TRAIL GOT ITS NAME:

In the late 1800s, the Nickel Plate Railroad was built in Central Indiana, connecting communities, people, and goods in a whole new way. In the 1870s, railroad owners added a stop in Fishers where people could board the train or switch trains. The City of Fishers now has the opportunity to embrace its past and look to the future as it creates a whole new kind of experience with the Nickel Plate Trail project.

While some of the areas along the trail are activated, almost 80 percent of the trail is a simple pathway that maintains existing natural buffer plantings.

Functioning in conjunction with schools around Fishers, an education center on the trail will provide students learning opportunities about nature, wildlife, storm-water management, and native plant species. More than 200 students of varying ages from area schools worked on projects and shared their ideas for the trail. Almost every idea found its way into the plan
in some form.

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