(Whitestown, Ind. – Oct. 29, 2012) Associates from Duke Realty Corporation’s (Duke Realty) Anson development, which is located on the east side of Whitestown, volunteered their time Friday, October 12, to help get a softball field ready for community use in Panther Park, a city green space bordered by Buck Street and a residential neighborhood. The eight- person team of associates pulled back and removed existing grass to create the infield for the softball field, which will be filled with fresh materials next spring. They were joined by Whitestown Town Council President Dawn Semmler and Angel Badillo of True Temp Heating & A/C who supplied and operated the bobcat machine.
“Duke Realty supports the city of Whitestown’s desire to connect the community through recreational offerings,” said Charlie Podell, Senior Vice President of Duke Realty. “As a corporate citizen of this community, we want to do our part to help improve the city’s outdoor venues for its residents.”
Duke Realty volunteers joined Craig Anderson, who oversees the southern portion of Duke Realty’s Anson community which includes residences, apartments, townhomes and its retail operations, and Mark Hosfeld, who manages AllPoints at Anson, the commercial sector located on the north end of the development.
“The city of Whitestown has been very supportive of Duke Realty since we embarked on the Anson development five years ago,” said Anderson. “They have been great partners, working with us to make Anson and the entire Whitestown community attractive areas to live, work, and play. Giving back to the Whitestown local community by assisting in this project is a rewarding feeling.”
“Whitestown is a very business-friendly city, welcoming Duke Realty and other companies that have chosen to locate their operations in AllPoints at Anson,” said Hosfeld. “Our volunteers helping with the softball field at Panther Park is just another example of the teamwork between Whitestown and Duke Realty.”
Anson is Duke Realty’s 1,700-acre, master-planned development along Interstate 65 in southeast Boone County, Indiana, where people can live, work, shop, and play. The southern portion of Anson just off SR 334 includes a variety of housing options, including apartments, townhouses, and single-family homes, as well as retail service providers, places of worship, schools, emergency medical facilities and physician offices, and parks, green spaces, and other public gathering areas. On the north end of the community, Duke Realty has teamed with Browning Investments to develop AllPoints at Anson, the commercial district of Anson which will provide 7.4 million square feet of commercial business/distribution space. Currently, Amazon.com and Express Scripts have operations in AllPoints at Anson.
About Duke Realty
Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 138.9 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical office, in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.