INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis is scaling back the construction project of its new headquarters.
The nonprofit has decided to reduce the size of the proposed 42,000-square-foot building to 24,000 square feet. The Red Cross settled a deal with the city of Indianapolis earlier this month to acquire the 3.3-acre site for $2.3 million through a “relocation advance'' loan.
Red Cross CEO John Lyter tells the Indianapolis Business Journal the new building will only occupy a portion of the land. He says the Red Cross is looking for partners to use the remaining space.
The local chapter of the Red Cross started taking a second look at building plans in March after the Washington, D.C., told it to reconsider the size of the project.