Browning was selected by the Purdue Research Foundation as Master Development Partner to develop approximately 450 acres at the west end of the Purdue University campus. The Purdue Innovation District will foster connectivity of business, community, and university, and be a master planned community to help drive new business and economic development. The full plan will include student housing; non-student residential; hospitality; lab, research and other collaboration spaces; office; discovery and entrepreneurial spaces; retail; public spaces; and aerospace industry-focused research, advanced manufacturing and light industrial space.
Development, ultimately totaling several million square feet with a total investment in excess of $1 billion, will build a preeminent environment for educational, economic, cultural, community and real estate development with a long-term plan and a vision large enough that Browning and other developers will be executing vertical development over the next 15 to 20 years.
Browning will lead a comprehensive master planning effort that will take place over several months and produce a design for streets, land use, infrastructure, and open spaces that serves as a roadmap for future development. Browning will manage the selection of development teams including developer, architect, and engineer for the various areas and elements within the Innovation District to ensure the best team is selected for each component of the plan.