A $30 Million Dollar investment is coming to the intersection of I-65 and Indiana State Road 28 in Clinton County.
The multifaceted development known as “Banderas Point” will include a premier 20,000 Square Foot event Center opening into a 56,000 Square foot indoor arena seating 5,000 people, nearly the seating capacity of Case Arena.
“Banderas Point” will also be a premium RV campground with a centralized water feature. The entire complex or campus located in Clinton County on I-65 between Indianapolis and Lafayette will have the ability to park 3,000 vehicles during major events, according to Stephen Alexander, President and CEO with Prince Alexander, the Architectural firm designing the project. The PIP board (Partners in Progress) has often referred to the I-65 and 28 intersection as a “Boardwalk and Park Place” location in Clinton County. Over 100,000 cars per day will pass Banderas Point once the project is constructed.
With a nod toward the long and rich agricultural history of Clinton County and surrounding areas, the venue’s offerings will provide one of the Midwest’s premier facilities for rural and agriculturally themed events, with a focus on providing ancillary retail space for local products and services to support the event calendar.
The arena capable of seating 5,000 people is designed to host riding competitions, rodeos, animal care clinics, concerts, festivals and weddings. A stabling area for about 40 horses is included along with temporary accommodations for up to 300 more visiting horses and livestock.
Adjacent to the centerpiece arena and event center, the project will include a gated RV campground with nearly 200 premium pads. This campground will feature a large clubhouse and camp store, swimming pool, sports courts and dog park, as well as upscale restrooms and laundry facilities. There will be a variety of pull-through and back-in sites, a dump station and on-site maintenance team.
Phase 2 of the project will see the creation of a retail village, with shops showcasing Indiana crafts, foods, spirits and services.
More than six acres of land in and around the existing wetland area are being dedicated permanently as open space for the enjoyment of the public. The developer has retained experts in rehabilitation of wet areas, habitat restoration and native vegetation to create a space that is friendly to the environment and public. An elevated boardwalk with sensory exploration trail will link to a site-wide trail that connects the various uses and minimizes pedestrian and horse-rider road crossings. Sensitivity to animal safety is a priority throughout the campus.
Controlling the parcels involved is Good Oil Company, owner and operator of the existing BP fueling station on the north corner of the property. Construction is already underway there for new diesel fueling islands and a brand-new expanded store, measuring over 10,000 square feet, will be incorporated into the larger development. Good Oil Company also owns multiple parcels all around the intersection and plans to expand Banderas Point in the future with a vision for offering residential buildings, recreation opportunities and neighborhood services.
The Good family controlling the parcels and project is in its 82nd year and 3rd generation as owners and operators of Good Oil Company and look to expand their business and community presence with the Banderas Point Development. The family has operated locations in Frankfort and Clinton County for over 20 years. The business-friendly environment and leadership of Clinton County and the City of Frankfort “made it an easy choice for the investment,” according to Good Oil Company CEO Don Good.
Current Good Oil Company CEO Don Good said “Clinton County leadership, including Chamber of Commerce Director Shan Sheridan, Clinton County Commissioner Jordan Brewer, and Clinton County Councilman Alan Dunn, have been without a doubt some of the best County and Community leaders we have had the pleasure to work with. Their desire to create new opportunities and add quality of life amenities for county residents has been impressive. Their willingness to work through challenges and obstacles that have come up has been exceptional. The foresight to bring utilities to the interchange was a key investment that made it all possible. The Good family is looking forward to additional investment in Clinton County as well as Frankfort itself.”
Audio of Kaspar Media interview with Good Oil CEO Don Good:
The next generation of the 82 year old Good Oil Company comes to the table with decades of building relationships and serving the public in communities across the state. Good Oil has connected with the local Munoz family to elevate the equestrian events and concerts. The wait will be short for those eager to enjoy such entertainment-events will be held in temporary facilities as early as summer of 2023 while the permanent work is under construction. Clinton Taylor, General Contractor and owner of C.A. Taylor Construction, has been an integral part of the design and construction, according to a Good Oil. Construction for the facility will start in July 2023 with concrete poured by August 2023 and “Steel in the air” by October 2023 according to General Contractor Clint Taylor of C.A. Taylor LLC.
Architect for the campus, concert, RV Park and event center is Prince Alexander from Indianapolis. Prince Alexander has recently designed major projects such as Back 9 Gold, two downtown Indianapolis hotels and the Union 525 campus. Prince Alexander has worked behind the scenes connecting scores of contributors that collectively “turn ideas into destinations.”
Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets said the project “is exciting for the community and will attract others to come to our area to live, work and play.”
“Banderas” means “Flags” in Spanish.
Will this be increasing our property taxes again?
Oh Joy….a roundabout….
Carmel here we come!!!!! lol….
What will that do to the trailer businesses and truck parts company already located there along with the seating factory? Will traffic flow cause them to close and move? It’s a very dangerous area there now, what will happen with the increased traffic.
I agree, and it best be a big one, as the one they put near Lafayette on hwy 25 has truck incidents all the time. 🙁
We won’t be affected and honestly we are excited about it. It’s a huge pain for us to turn east on 28. And more places to eat without driving all the way to town is outstanding. We aren’t going anywhere. And I honestly don’t think there will be THAT much increased traffic on the average day.
Move the Clinton County Fair out there, which I think would be a win win, hopefully the arena would be large enough and vented for year around tractor pulling, then it would open up the possibility of the existing horse track for paramutiual racing, since the track has such a rich history, and the livestock stock folks would have a state of the art facility to host shows and sales which would located near I-65
Can’t have the co fair there this is Private property, the Co fair has to be on co owned property. And there is nothing wrong with our current fairgrounds.
Wrong, the Howard County Fair is held on grounds owned by the Greentown Lions Club,
The round abouts will need to consider the size of the rigs being used. The big time horse people are Big in their trucks and trailers. Just a thought.
It’s a state owned road so I’m pretty sure the state has done this a time or two, it will be very accessible to big rigs, RVs and farm equipment.
Ever been to 28 & 31? I think it’ll be fine.
Another stupid project that takes prime farm land out of production like the hundred of acres in Clinton County for a solar farm.
I wouldn’t call it stupid. Plus, I don’t think there is any additional farm ground being taken. If so, it was ground the Good family owns and they can do what they want with it. We’ve been talking about this for 18 months. Even if they did, whats wrong with taking 2-4 acres and creating a destination where people will come to spend money? I love farms and farming but I’m willing to see something helping economic development than another row of soybeans.–Kevin Keith
It’s all about the BENJAMIN’S!
People you don’t get out enough of your thinking you have to go to Carmel to find roundabouts. Go to Whitestown Go east on 28 towards Tipton. Guess what you find at 28/31