October 2021 As previously reported by Zionsville Monthly, the Kite Harris Property Group is making progress on its latest mixed-use development\u2014Appaloosa Crossing\u2014located at the southeast corner of County Road 300 South and U.S. 421 (aka 146th Street and North Michigan Road). A Recap of the Project The 55 acres of former rural field now exhibit the development\u2019s infrastructure and the first retail building (23,100 square feet) that is under construction. Appaloosa Crossing will soon offer a total of 264,000 square feet of retail and office space, restaurants and a gas station. Plans for a residential townhome component (units for sale, not for lease) of the development are currently under review and will be discussed during the town Plan Commission\u2019s November meeting. Visit zionsville-in.gov for date and time. The architectural details and equestrian themes throughout the development have been carefully curated by the development group, Kite Harris Property Group, and the landowners, Harris Family Limited Partnership. We spoke with Zionsville resident and developer\/property manager Bob Harris about the details of the project and the benefits it will bring area residents as well as existing and new businesses that have committed to relocating to Appaloosa Crossing in 2022. Harris provided an update on who has committed\u2014signed agreements\/leases\u2014already this quarter. Welcome Our New Businesses to Appaloosa Crossing Fans of Mexican cuisine are in for a treat\u2014Verde, Flavors of Mexico has signed a lease with Harris. This will make the fourth \u201cVerde\u201d location for the family-owned business. \u201cWe are excited about Verde coming,\u201d Harris expressed. \u201cWe also have a ma-and-pa, upscale coffee shop\/bakery coming. It will be located on the north end of the building and will have a drive-thru window for convenience. The coffee shop\/bakery will provide a variety of products including gluten-free options that are amazing. We have signed a lease with Uncle Bill\u2019s Pet Centers. They\u2019re going to offer an equestrian section so people can buy horse feed and horse-related products along with the normal array of pet food, pet supplies and pets.\u201d Harris mentioned that there is one more space available in this first retail building. And though he has had many offers to lease that space, he is holding out for a pizza operator. \u201cThis space also has a pick-up window\/area and is just under 2,500 square feet,\u201d Harris stated. \u201cI\u2019d love to have a specialty pizza place there in that location.\u201d The building is separated by a drive-thru area for the businesses with drive-thru windows. \u201cOn the south end of the building, we will have a dry cleaner with a drop-off\/pick-up window, and then the next space is projected to be a dental office. We are still working through that right now. Verde has 4,000 square feet on the south endcap of that building. There will be a lot of parking in the front and additional parking in the back .\u201d Tentative Grand Openings Just as folks have become accustomed to delays due to the pandemic, operators and property owners are becoming accustomed to delays brought on by the current supply chain issues that plague every industry. \u201cWe are looking at March of 2022 as the tentative month for the first grand openings,\u201d Harris shared. \u201cThe building will be mostly completed by the end of 2021, but depending on how much buildout each tenant will require, will depend on how soon they come online.\u201d Harris shared that what used to be a two- to three-week lead time for HVAC units is now taking 14 weeks. \u201cThe supply chain issues have affected us to a point that we\u2019re giving Verde extra time because of all the equipment they need to bring in and the interior design products from Mexico that they need,\u201d Harris said. \u201cThe gas station is a local BP operator\u2014his name is Paul Singh\u2014and it\u2019s under construction right now. It should come online early next year. And we\u2019re really close on a purchase agreement with a large national bank. We are also working on closing with a national, high-end, full-service car wash that may take the out-lot just south of the gas station, right across from the main entrance on Michigan Road.\u201d Stay tuned for more updates as more tenants sign on and plans for additional components of Appaloosa Crossing become finalized.