“This is one of the most valuable gifts of land to a land trust in Indiana’s history,” Cliff Chapman, interim director of the Central Indiana Land Trust, said, in a press release. “It’s not only the economic value of the land, it’s the fact that one of our region’s most endangered species proliferates in the surrounding area.”
Holladay will be donating an additional $125,000 for a stewardship fund.
“This donation is especially important because it is not only to be enjoyed by residents of Decatur Township and the 7,000 employees of the AmeriPlex business park, but it’s another link in the larger preservation program in Marion and Hendricks counties to preserve habitat for endangered species and ‘quiet enjoyment’ by people seeking natural areas in an otherwise urbanized environment,” he said.
Holladay Properties is a South Bend-based company founded in 1952. It is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate company owned by 10 active partners.
“We’re not your average real estate company,” Wilkes said. “We’re a small, nimble company that is plugged into the community.”
The land will be named at a future time.