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Want More Urban Revitalization? Encourage Bicycles

The Indianapolis downtown success story has been well-documented. However, one area where we have struggled is in revitalizing historic buildings with little or no off-street parking. The Illinois Building and Consolidated Building are over 10 stories tall, and have been empty for years. The stretch of East Washington Street one block east of Meridian is still largely underutilized, even with new first level tenants. I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to believe that our town’s developers and investors look at these structures with a sense of dread and hopelessness due to the...
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Highland Stacks Receives National Press

The Highland Stacks are 6 attractive modern townhomes located in Holy Cross Neighborhood built by Re-Development Group. They received the cover story of EcoHome Magazine (starting on page 18) for their project, which features a great deal of unique energy and resource saving amenities, including a roof made from recycled materials and siding made with reclaimed ash from power plants. One urban design quibble that should be mentioned is the first story garage with entry from the street. The townhomes do not have alley access. Otherwise, the project seems to fit the neighborhood successfully. Social...
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