anson, indiana



duke realty




+/- 1,700 acres


Land Uses:

retail, restaurants, office,

entertainment, residential,

education, healthcare,

hotel, education, civic/

public, industrial,

& open space

Anson - New Town Plan

Anson is a new tow development in a rural area north of Indianapolis. The plan sets a development framework of open space and streets to accept new development in phases over time while setting a growth boundary that will preserve a small town scale. Anson consists of several districts, each with its own unique identity: Town Center, Commerce District, Business District, and Residential Neighborhoods. The primary organizing elements of the plan are the grand civic spaces.


Radiating boulevards converge at the heart of the Town Center and create the fundamental order of the town. Commons Park acts as both a buffer and a seam between single family neighborhoods and the Town Center. This is Anson’s civic living room, a place for special events like concerts and festivals, as well as a place to lay in the grass or toss a Frisbee on a Sunday afternoon. The Canal connects the Commons Park to the Town Center. Anson’s canal, an amenity space reminiscent to the grand canal in Downtown Indianapolis, serves as a spine for adjacent residential development. This creates a sense of identity for Anson, continuing the theme of water from the fountains and lakes, and provides a tranquil open space for its residents.

The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.