Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center

Exterior street-level view of Bean Fed Center front entrance8899 E. Fifty-Sixth Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249

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The Major General Emmett J. Bean Federal Center, commonly referred to as Building One, is located in the northeast Indianapolis area (Lawrence, Ind.), just a short distance outside the I-465 ring. This extraordinary structure includes 1.6 million square feet of federal space on 72 acres.

Property Manager:

Ryan Raschke, Supervisory Property Manager

Myrine Callahan, Lead Property Manager

Public Hours: 7:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, use the contacts listed elsewhere on the page. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.

Public Parking and Transportation

Public transportation is available through IndyGo. Free parking is available on site.

Recent Projects

Long view of Bean solar roofThe Bean Federal Center installed a photovoltaic roof system as part of a project completed in 2011. The solar roof system generates enough power to save $500,000 in electric utility costs annually. The picture at right shows a rooftop view of the system, which uses strategically-placed solar panels to convert natural sunlight into safe, usable energy. (Note: the aerial picture below predates the solar panel project.)

Facility Amenities

  • Barbershop – First Floor (by appointment)
  • Beanery Coffee Shop – First Floor (6:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.)
  • Cafeteria – First Floor (breakfast 6:00 – 9:30 a.m., lunch 10:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.)
  • Federal Occupational Health Unit – First Floor (7:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.)
  • Finance Center Federal Credit Union – North Lobby (Mon., Wed.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Tues. 10 a.m. 4:00 p.m.)
  • Fitness Center – Basement (open 24/7; managed by DFAS for tenant use and no access code is required)
  • GSA Joint-Use Conference Room – First Floor
  • Snack Stand – First Floor (6:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.)
  • Vending Areas, Microwaves, and Seating – Floors 1-3

The Day Early Learning Day Care Center, located northwest of the Bean Federal Center at 5545 Herbert Lord Drive, cares for federal employee children ages six-weeks to six-years. It operates from 6:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

History & Architecture

Aerial shot of Bean Federal CenterOriginally known as the Fort Harrison Finance Center and part of the Fort Benjamin Harrison Military Base, the facility was acquired by GSA in 1995. We completed an extensive project in 2003 to modernize the building's office space to current industry standards.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-02-22