Mezz apartments now opening along Monon

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An early rendering of The Mezz of the Monon, which is now called Mezz 42. The apartment building is now open for tours. (Submitted rendering)

An early rendering of The Mezz of the Monon, which is now called Mezz 42. The apartment building is now open for tours. (Submitted rendering)

A new apartment building next to The Palladium right on the Monon is declaring in its brochure that if you live there, “you’re living life to its fullest.”

Mezz 42, formerly called The Mezz, is the work of Anderson Birkla and is described as “boutique energy” full of “high-energy, high-demand, high-sophistication.” After years of construction – including delays due to a number of issues including power lines – Mezz 42 is now giving tours and will have residents move into the space in July.

The name comes from the mezzanine-level seating visitors enjoy at the neighboring Center for the Performing Arts and the number 42 was added to not only reflect the number of units available, but also that the building is “42 steps” away from amenities and activities.

The first floor of the four-story structure will house Anderson Birkla’s offices and a law firm. Currently, a gym called Survival Fitness is already moved into the ground floor with Monon Trail access. Mezz 42 residents will get limited access to the gym’s facilities free when they move in.

Anthony Birkla, principal of the real estate development company, said he thinks these units will define luxury and comfort. Residents can enjoy the walkability and cityscape view of urban living in a suburban environment.

“I’ve had more demand than I have units available,” he said.

Units include corner studios apartments, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. One side of the building features two-floor units with spiral staircases breaking up the space with very large windows. The other side features flat one-floor units.

Studio apartments range from $960 to $1,200 a month for 605 to 890 square feet. One bedroom units range from $1,275 to $1,390 per month for 704 to 950 square feet. Two bedroom units range from $1,875 to $1,975 per month for 1,320 to 1,448 square feet.

The $6 million 25,000-square-foot building is part of the phase two of the Carmel City Center development, although many of the other City Center properties – including the soon to be open Nash building – are owned by Pedcor, a different local company. The Carmel Redevelopment Commission has also invested significant money to help the development with site work and public infrastructure and the city-owned parking garage used by Mezz 42 residents also services the James building visitors to The Palladium and Carmel Farmers Market.

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