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Posted on: November 15, 2018

One-of-a-Kind Makerspace, Design Center to Build in Fishers, Boost Trade Entrepreneurship

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Hub and Spoke founder David Decker, president of OnPoint Real Estate Solutions Travis Tucker, and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness announced today the City’s latest partnership to foster entrepreneurship and early workforce development. Partners Decker and Tucker plan to invest $14 million to build Hub and Spoke Design Center, an 85,000-square foot building with show room, office, and warehouse space situated on 106th Street along the City’s proposed Nickel Plate Trail. The Hub and Spoke will be a center of activity for the home building and design industry alongside a one-of-a-kind Makerspace for hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and students to design and create.


“Our goal is to show people the possibilities of success and growth in our industry through project and work-based learning. There is something magical that happens when you take an idea in your head and build it with your hands,” remarked David Decker.


The mission for the Hub and Spoke Design Center is to foster a forward-looking environment that supports purpose, innovation, and collaboration. The Design Center’s office space connects home building and design tenants to clients and makers all in one building. Initial tenants include Battersby Danielson Azbell and Associates, Franklin Window & Door, A\Co, and OnPoint Real Estate Solutions.


“David and Travis’ entrepreneurial stories are inspiring,” said Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness. “Hub and Spoke deepens Fishers’ commitment to entrepreneurs of all industries. We’re on a mission to connect residents to their passions, and David and Travis’ leadership in our community will help us bring that mission closer to fruition.”


The Hub and Spoke Design Center will be a unique destination where visitors can experience:

  • Retail showrooms, office space, and warehousing
  • Makerspace and Training Facility– this dedicated space will feature tools, manufacturing equipment, and art studio space where youth, adults, and entrepreneurs are empowered to create, discover, and innovate their passions alongside training and educational assistance.
  • Community Connect – an interactive indoor-outdoor cooperative and agile work space for collaborative work to support industry connection and growth for entrepreneurs, innovators, students and community members.
  • Event Space – leveraging proximity to the proposed Nickel Plate Trail, the event space will be a destination for entertainment and recreation at the unique indoor/outdoor space.


Fishers-based OnPoint Real Estate Solutions is the developer of the 85,000-square foot Hub and Spoke building. OnPoint, led by CEO Travis Tucker, launched in January of 2018 after Tucker left Duke Realty to assemble a team of commercial real estate experts focused on building solid relationship with clients while leading creative and challenging real estate projects.


David Decker and Travis Tucker intend to leverage Hub and Spoke’s Makerspace and Community Connect area to grow awareness around career paths in the skilled trade industry. Well-documented labor shortages in the trade industry have contributed to students’ lack of exposure to trade experiences as part of their primary and secondary education. Hub and Spoke intends to eliminate barriers to those experiences and provide students a place to explore trades as a career. Hub and Spoke will also work alongside college institutions to support students seeking related degree-required careers such as construction management, architectural design, engineering, etc.


The Hub and Spoke Design Center is anticipated to break ground March 2019 with completion Fall 2019.


The City of Fishers will present this project to the City Council for vote on the City’s recommendations to support the project with a 10-year traditional real property tax abatement, waiver of impact fees, and 10-year lease of office space and makerspace for training and educational purposes. The Council is expected to vote on the project at the November City Council meeting.

For more information, visit HUBandSPOKE.works.

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About OnPoint Real Estate Solutions

OnPoint is a commercial real estate development and services company that is focused on the understanding and addressing of complex real estate challenges by first understanding our client’s individual needs and the applying our experience and expertise to develop a strategic solution. OnPoint is a leading provider of real estate services through the development, construction, acquisition and leasing of strategic commercial real estate properties. For more information, visit www.DiscoverOnPoint.com.


About A\Co

A\Co is a flooring & cabinet dealer, kitchen & bath remodeler. When homeowners decide to remodel or build their dream home they have many choices and decisions to make. The unknown can be frustrating and overwhelming. We put them at ease by providing clear direction and expectations, guiding them through our proven and worry-free approach to create luxurious kitchen, bath, and flooring spaces so families can truly “love where they live.” For more information, visit www.LiveAco.com.

 

About Franklin Window and Door

Franklin Window and Door centers around helping homeowners through the window and door buying journey. They understand that buying windows and doors can be overwhelming and confusing. They provide clear education and installation of the best window and door products for their home. Giving them the peace of mind, the job was done right and hassle free. For more information, visit www.franklinwindowanddoor.com.


About Battersby Danielson Azbell and Associates

Founded in 1986 on the Westside of Indianapolis, the then company, Battersby and Associates, rapidly set and maintained high standards for sales, service, professionalism, and integrity. Currently located in Westfield Indiana, BDA is a distributor/manufacturers’ representative with a strong team of plumbing and hydronics professionals representing Indiana and Kentucky. Together the professionals at BDA have over 200 years of industry experience. BDA’s mission is to maximize market penetration for all companies represented with dignity and integrity and to establish industry relationships to ensure mutual success with all partners. For more information, visit www.bda-in.com.


About City of Fishers

The City of Fishers is a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, located in Hamilton County and was named #1 Place to Live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017. Under the leadership of Mayor Scott Fadness, Fishers is known as a smart, vibrant, and entrepreneurial city through its neighborhood development, dedication to supporting high-growth companies, and innovative city processes. With a population of 86,459 (2016), Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and has received national accolades for entrepreneurship, livability, and safety.

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