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Vision

Parkwood 6 headquarters Duke Realty Corporation Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

 

The Vision and Resources to Build a New Community.

Anson is a natural extension of Duke Realty Corporation’s development history in Indianapolis.

Since 1972, Duke has developed millions of square feet of office, industrial, retail and healthcare real estate, becoming the nation’s largest publicly traded, vertically integrated office/industrial real estate company. Duke Realty owns, manages or has under development more than 113 million square feet of office and industrial properties, and controls an additional 7,700 acres of land for 112 million square feet of future development. The company has earned a solid reputation for identifying and developing the most desirable locations.

“Anson is the next great location in the Indianapolis area,” explains Dennis Oklak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty. “It gives us a unique opportunity to develop our core product types in a carefully coordinated, master-planned community, and sets the standard for the future landscape of Boone County. We are excited about the potential and proud about the respect for tradition that we’ve designed into Anson.”
 
History
     
Anson Mills
Anson is named for Boone County native son Anson Mills, who was born in 1834 and grew up in nearby Thorntown. An accomplished surveyor, builder, civil engineer, Union Army officer, inventor, diplomat, and author, Anson was a renaissance American and an appropriate namesake for our new community. After all, he laid out the plan of El Paso, Texas (and even named it)

.Anson was also a progressive thinker and philanthropist who sought social harmony and equal rights for women. While visiting his hometown to donate money for a library, he learned of an epidemic caused by water problems, and promptly planned and funded a water and sewage system that included two beautiful fountains. Anson died in 1924 and was laid to rest with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.