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Polar Bear Pedal

Join the Mayor and hundreds if not thousands of other cyclists January 2nd for the first ever Polar Bear Pedal bike ride. This is a free event and has route direction and security through IMPD. Cycling doesn’t stop just because it is almost cold outside……..   Register the day of or at the following website:...
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Highlighting Indy’s “Bus Plan”

Highlighting Indy’s “Bus Plan”
A great bus plan was released to the citizens of Indianapolis on December 13th 2011. This plan proposes double the service over existing IndyGo bus service, identifies rapid transit corridors in the form of BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) and also spells out a future for a dependable bus service for the city of Indianapolis as well as Carmel. However, if you were only a casual Indianapolis area resident, you may not know this. Since the release of the final Transit Task Force plan on the 13th, the local media has spent the better part of their share reporting on the NE Corridor commuter rail line; a service...
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North Midtown Economic District

North Midtown Economic District
Northside neighborhood group Midtown Indianapolis, Inc (formerly Harmoni) has been instrumental in helping to stem potential decline and promote community reinvestment.  A place where this could have a great impact is the newly proposed North Midtown Economic District.  A map of the boundaries (which includes the homestead of yours truly) is shown below: I asked Kathryn Shorter, President of Midtown, for more information on the proposal.  This is what she had to say: (The) purpose is to make economic development tools such as TIF, grants, brownfield remediation, etc. available to Midtown.   Once a...
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Regional Bikeways Plan Update

The Indy MPO has been working to create and update the regional bikeways plan for the Indianapolis area as part of the long range transportation plan through 2035. The proposal includes bike lanes, bike paths, greenways and other good times. It has been a large effort by limited staff to combine bike and pedestrian plans from surrounding jurisdictions as well as combining Indy’s various related plans through sustainindy, DPW and Indy parks. The current proposal is an effort to connect existing facilities with other planned bike facilities as well as to connect as much of the area as possible....
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MDC and IHPC Quick Hits 12/14/11

MDC and IHPC Quick Hits 12/14/11
Here’s what I’ve come across in Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC) and Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) filings as of 12/14/11 (click links to read staff reports on these cases): 1. BZA II 12/13/11 and Plat Committee 12/14/11 – As previously reported, the Broad Ripple Village Parking Garage is up for zoning variances and vacation of air and subterranean rights. Variances related to setbacks, parking space size and a bank drive-through were heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals II yesterday and were approved. Today, the Plat Committee will hear a case related to...
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