March 2023

Over 100 semi-truck loads of steel is delivered from three different states to begin building the fieldhouse structure.

February 2023

NexusPark Groundbreaking Ceremony – a day that marked a great step forward for this project. In addition to receiving remarks from collaborators and community partners, we announced the naming of The Circle K Fieldhouse and John McCormick Fields.

January 2023

Crews begin the work of pouring the concrete footers. After this step is completed, over 2000 cubic yards of concrete will have been poured to support the footers of the fieldhouse structure. Each cement truck holds around 9 cubic yards, making that over 220 truckloads. In total, it will be about 1.5 football field lengths worth of concrete poured.

September 2022

Utility and groundwork began on the future fieldhouse site.

August 2022

The former Goody’s store has been demolished to make room for the future NexusPark field house. Utility work is anticipated to begin following the demolition, which will pave the way for future foundation and building pad work.

July 2022

Construction fencing was installed around the majority of NexusPark to prepare for the upcoming demolition of the former Goody’s space and new construction.

June 2022

Governor Eric Holcomb visited NexusPark during a press event to announce Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) funding awarded to several state projects. The NexusPark project is reaching a $6 million READI grant.

April 2022

Columbus, Indiana-based Force Construction Company, Inc. was awarded the construction contract for the 150,000 square foot field house at NexusPark.

March 2022

Design firm MKSK was engaged to complete exterior master planning, design and construction documents for NexusPark. Exterior campus design includes outdoor park spaces, road configuration, trails, parking lots and landscaping.

February 2022

Work has begun on a portion of the NexusPark campus designated for Columbus Regional Health facilities. Additionally, the City issued a Request for Qualifications for a design build contractor for the fieldhouse.

January 2022

NexusPark releases official logo and launches its website – – with the intent to provide timely information on campus development, hours of operation, Frequently Asked Questions, progress reports, and a contact form.

May 2021

The City of Columbus, in partnership with Columbus Regional Health (CRH), announced the next steps in the development or the Fair Oaks Mall property. The health, wellness, and recreation-focused campus has been renamed Nexus Park.

May 2021

The City approved a contract with design firm Perkins&Will Architects, Inc. which included two renderings of the project.

April 2020

The design committee and the FOCDC Board both approved the Master Plan presented by design consultant firm MKSK.

April 2019

The Fair Oaks Community Development Corporation (FOCDC) Board approved MKSK Studios, a planning, urban design and landscape architecture firm, to help guide the city through the process or defining the future of Fair Oaks Mall.

December 2018

The City of Columbus. Columbus Regional Health and Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County partner to purchase Fair Oaks Mall.