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Construction Begins on Cultural Trail

This is an exciting, unique opportunity for the city. I am eagerly anticipating the day when I can bike downtown on the Monon and then cruise down the Cultural Trail. Also, any project that takes its cues from the Project For Public Spaces is a good thing. From the trail’s official website: INDIANAPOLIS – Construction signs, barricades and jackhammers now flank the Alabama Street corridor, as construction began today on the 7.5-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. The Cultural Trail will be a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that will...
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Green Building on old MSA site?

This could be big. A forward-thinking group has put together a proposal for the former Market Square Arena site which includes a green roof. Add to this a Target (the only big-box store that doesn’t make me physically ill upon entering), and suddenly living downtown would have a big draw that many believe is lacking: household items. From the Star: A Target department store and 200 condos could soon fill the gravel surface parking lot once home to Pacers basketball and the site of Elvis Presley’s last performance. The proposal for the former site of Market Square Arena was...
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The Goose Market

This sounds like a great new option for the neighborhood. Crazy to think that about 5 years ago this area was a no-man’s land. From The Dish: To Market, To Market One small step for foodies, one giant step for a downtown that cries out for good grocers: Look for The Goose—a locally owned specialty market with an on-site butcher and fishmonger, artisan breads and cheese, gelato, fancy coffees, and more—to nest sometime this summer at the business-hungry corner of 25th and Delaware. Owner Christopher Eley (who also bought the condo situated above the...
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And now, backwards to the future!

A new parking structure opens right downtown on Monday. Featuring zero street-level retail. I can’t contain my glee. Way to add to life on the street, folks… Park this...
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Wind Power on the Rise

It’s out there. It’s not going away. Might as well utilize it: Wind...
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