For decades the areas just south of the Conrail tracks south of downtown have been a wasteland of parking lots and abandoned lots. A huge empty space in front of the Corporate Campus and Research Hub for Eli Lilly. Now, a local company that’s one of the country’s leading real estate developers is transforming the southern part of Indianapolis’ downtown into CityWay. Afternoons with Amos broadcast live from this huge development that sits on several city blocks between South/Delaware/Alabama Streets and the Conrail Tracks. Amos talked with Scott Travis, Senior Vice-President/Development for the Buckingham Group, the Indianapolis-based company developing CityWay. CityWay combines upscale apartments, with retail space, a first class restaurant and a hotel catering to business travelers and business needs, all within a compact group of several city blocks. Amenities at CityWay include green space, areas to walk and even a new YMCA. The program was also an opportunity to have one of the country’s top developers explain the development process. Why its more expensive to create projects like City Way in urban areas as opposed to the suburbs. Travis talked about Buckingham and CityWay’s commitment to including minority-owned businesses and employees in building CityWay as well as whether such projects, called “mixed use” could exist, on smaller scales, in older neighborhoods of Indianapolis and other Indiana cities. Click Link Below to Hear/Download Amos’ Interview with CityWay’s Scott Travis. Runs 47 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.