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Q & A with Mayoral Candidate Melina Kennedy

Q & A with Mayoral Candidate Melina Kennedy
In April of this year, Urban Indy put together a list of questions for the Republican and Democrat candidates for Mayor in the 2011 election here in Indianapolis. Our questions are more than you would see in the usual media sources and are focused on issues that our readers find important. Topics such as transit, neighborhood development, environment, education, food and jobs were all given focused consideration. The Q & A below is how Democratic candidate Melina Kennedy answered. For her campagn website, please click here. Neighborhoods: Q: How do you envision purposing RebuildIndy funds in...
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Q & A with Mayoral Candidate Greg Ballard

Q & A with Mayoral Candidate Greg Ballard
In April of this year, Urban Indy put together a list of questions for the Republican and Democrat candidates for Mayor in the 2011 election here in Indianapolis. Our questions are more than you would see in the usual media sources and are focused on issues that our readers find important. Topics such as transit, neighborhood development, environment, education, food and jobs were all given focused consideration. The Q & A below is how Republican candidate, and incumbent Greg Ballard, answered. For his campagn website, please click here.   Neighborhoods: Q: How do you envision purposing...
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Atlantic Cities Partnership

Atlantic Cities Partnership
Recently, Urban Indy was approached by The Atlantic regarding a new venture called The Atlantic Cities.  They were interested in partnering with us, and we jumped at the opportunity.  They even host an Indianapolis Hub where they link to an RSS feed of our site.  Atlantic Cities has a ton of recommended reading, and I haven’t been able to keep up with all of it.  And true of any good website, it also has links to quality material, such as this discussion of the cul-de-sac.  We are honored to be a small part of this thoughtful and forward-thinking...
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Cycling on sidewalks in Indy

Cycling on sidewalks in Indy
I’m sure we’ve all seen it or experienced it a time or 10 here in Indy. Walking down the sidewalk (when there is one available) and someone either comes at you on a bike, or brushes past you from behind on a bike. Some go fast, some go slow but the fact that they are cycling ON THE SIDEWALK is the point I wish to examine with this post. I have thought about this one for a long time but a recent brush really called me to action. I was crossing West Street to get to classes at IUPUI. I saw someone riding up the sidewalk of West Street and when I got across, we were in close proximity to one...
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MDC and IHPC Quick Hits – 9/26/11

MDC and IHPC Quick Hits – 9/26/11
Here’s what I’ve come across in Metropolitan Development Commission and Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission filings as of 9/26/11 (click links to read staff reports on these cases): 1. MDC Hearing Examiner 9/29/11 – A developer requests rezoning of 101 S Harding for a multi-unit residential project. The building in question is the Solotken Building, a 4-story industrial building that is currently vacant. The building immediately to the north of this building was also an industrial-to-residential conversion into the H. Lauter Lofts. This site is in the Regional Center so this project...
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