Dorman Sq. is a brand new ‘pocket community’, located in the historic Cottage Home neighborhood of downtown Indianapolis. Just steps from the Cultural Trail, Mass Ave and the Monon Trail, Dorman Sq. sits at the center of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Indianapolis as a place to live, work and play.

Dorman Sq. consists of 14 brand new, custom-designed, environmentally-conscious dwellings. In addition, a mixed use component brings neighborhood serving retail and a social hub to the community.


About the Developers

stenz_transparent_highStenz Corporation is a full service construction and development company founded in 1973. Stenz has been active in restoring, preserving, and developing downtown Indianapolis for over 35 years, completing many notable projects such as the Residences at 429 on the Park, the Turnverein Apartments, the Glove Factory Condominiums, and the original restoration of the Canterbury Hotel, to name a few.  Stenz has been recognized with several Awards of Excellence from the City of Indianapolis for its innovative downtown developments.

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Dorman Sq. features a mix of modern single family homes and Townhomes, each with two-car detached garages and outdoor living space. Each home will be completed to the specifications of the buyer, and built in an environmentally conscious manner. Open floor plans, modern finishes, and energy efficient design will be standard.


For additional information about the Single Family Homes, contact Stenz Realty Group at 317-262-4999 x 229.


For additional information about the Townhomes, contact Everhart Studio at 317-916-1052. 



The Cottage Home Neighborhood is known for preserving the style of houses built on Indy’s near east side between 1870 and 1900, including shotgun and Queen Anne vernacular styles.  The neighborhood was officially designated a Conservation District by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission in 2008.  Cottage Home, like many downtown neighborhoods, has seen tremendous improvement and growth in recent years, with many houses being restored to their original beauty.  Cottage Home boasts one of Indy's strongest neighborhood associations, hosting annual events such as the Home Tour and the Block Party, and promoting community through a neighborhood garden and Cottage Home Park, a neighborhood park and gathering space.


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Dorman Sq. offers a perfect location for those working downtown.  Leave the car parked in the garage, and walk or bike to the center of downtown in minutes. View a Photo of the neighborhood.



Dorman Sq. has been strategically placed in a historically hard-working, active area. Several of Indy’s historic businesses and employers were established in the neighborhood. They created stories that are written within the history of the city, paving the way for your contribution.



The neighborhood serving retail at Dorman Sq. will will bring a social and commerce hub to the neighborhood.  The thriving neighborhood and nearby trail systems will provide a captive audience for the businesses that choose to locate here.




Nature and Trails

Located adjacent to Dorman Sq. you will find the intersection of Indy’s most famous trails, The Monon Trail, the Cultural Trail, and the new planned Pogue’s Run Trail. At nearly 17 miles long, the Monon provides a beautiful place for Indy-goers to walk, run, bike, and visit various unique and local stops along the way. The Cultural Trail beautifully connects five cultural districts in Indy, fostering a different way to explore and discover the area.

Arts and Shops

Just a few steps off Mass Ave, Dorman Sq. is privy to some of the best artistry and local shops in Indy. From First Friday art exhibitions to Theater on the Square, this area has a rich Homespun arts culture. And did we mention you’ll find The Best Chocolate in Town right around the corner? Combine this with the many bakeries, antiques, collectibles, and unique local stores, and you’ll never be bored.

Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants seem to be popping up on every corner in Indy these days. Whether you are having a drink at the historic Dorman Street Saloon, ordering off a local food truck, or trying some local brews and food, Dorman Sq. is in the center of many new and old community favorites. You’ll find hot spots like R Bistro, Black Market, and Yats right around the corner and unique tastes at Smoking Goose and Flat 12 just down Dorman street.