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Broad Ripple Parking Garage Public Artwork

Broad Ripple Parking Garage Public Artwork
The project team for the newly announced Broad Ripple mixed use parking structure is seeking input from the public regarding how the structure should appear and how artwork and aesthetics should be incorporated into the final design. Per their request, “On June 13, Mayor Greg Ballard announced plans for a mixed-use parking development in Broad Ripple Village. The parking development – located on the lot at the southwest corner of the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue, College Avenue and Westfield Boulevard – will include approximately 350 parking spaces, spaces for free bicycle parking,...
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Lugar Tower Renovation and Expansion Breaking Ground

Lugar Tower Renovation and Expansion Breaking Ground
IBJ reported this morning that Flaherty & Collins broke ground today on their new $30M residential project at Lugar Tower along Ft. Wayne Ave. This project involves a renovation of the existing tower building and new construction around the base of the tower. The new construction phase will take underutilized green space and an existing ~50 space parking lot along Ft. Wayne Ave. and build 74 apartments units with 110 total parking spaces. The parking is a mixture of types, with 20 parallel parking spaces along a new entrance road, 34 tuck under spaces (ground floor garages accessed from the...
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IndyGo’s Proposed Short Term Changes

IndyGo’s Proposed Short Term Changes
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m tired of talking long-term.  For transit plans, it basically seems to be a code word for “probably never.”   So it was quite a pleasant surprise that IndyGo can actually implement some system enhancements in the next 3 years without a need for improving their funding situation.  Unfortunately, these enhancements also come at the expense of yet more service reductions in the system. Curt Ailes sent me the link to the host page of IndyGo’s Proposed System changes, which is separated in to two parts: Part I, and Part II (large PDF...
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Curb Side Recycling in Indianapolis

Curb Side Recycling in Indianapolis
A couple weeks ago I arrived home from work and discovered an unfamiliar scene as I drove down my street. There were yellow & blue bins in every property’s front yard, including my own. There was a packet of information included with the bin explaining that my neighborhood had been selected for a 3 month curbside recycling pilot program; which is being offered by Republic. At the end of the 3 month period, a one time charge of $48 for the next year will be billed if we choose to continue. To be completely honest, I was excited to see the bin in my front yard. Republic will pick it up every...
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Broad Ripple Parking Garage Moves Forward

Broad Ripple Parking Garage Moves Forward
Last week, the Mayor’s Office announced that they had selected a winning proposal for a parking garage to be located in the Broad Ripple Village. The garage was hinted at when the parking meter lease was closed although details were very fuzzy at that point in time. Before I dive into an analysis, here are some basics according to the press release from the city: Mayor Greg Ballard today announced the City’s selection of a developer and operator of a new mixed-use Broad Ripple parking development located on the lot at the southwest corner of the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue and College...
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