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46th Street Rebuild Indy Critique

46th Street Rebuild Indy Critique
The Indianapolis DPW contracted this job out during 2011. I am not 100% sure of the overall scope involved since I have seen reconstruction of 46th from College Ave all the way to Emerson and even beyond that. For the purposes of this post, I am going to focus on the section that is bounded by College Ave on the west and Keystone Ave on the east; the portion that I have personally witnessed a change worth reporting on. Previously, I critiqued the effort that transformed 52nd street. That project was a debacle that I hope our criticism may have helped influence. Indeed, comparing the 46th street rebuild...
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Time to Remove the Georgia Street Skywalk

Time to Remove the Georgia Street Skywalk
The Georgia Street project is showing its potential to be a great public space.  In fact, it could be the definition of outdoor living room, as termed by the Project for Public Spaces.  One aspect that now stands out like a sore thumb is the pedestrian bridge that connects the Circle Center Parking garage to the Omni Severin Hotel.   I can’t imagine that the bridge gets much foot traffic as it stands.  And now that we have this great public space, shouldn’t we be inviting the Omni guests to get in on the party? I don’t think that I’m 100 percent against skywalks.  They...
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IndyCog Tweed Ride this Saturday

IndyCog Tweed Ride this Saturday
Just wanted to throw out a reminder to everyone that IndyCog’s 2nd annual Tweed Ride is this Saturday from 11am – 5pm.  Go to their event page for more information.
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Battle over I-69 in SW Indiana heating up

Battle over I-69 in SW Indiana heating up
As a resident of the Hoosier state at this point in time you would have to be living in a 60′s era air raid bunker if you have not heard about the I-69 project in southwest Indiana. If you have been in a bunker, let me briefly recap. The State of Indiana is constructing a freeway between Evansville and the SW side of Indianapolis. The majority of this cuts through rural farmlands and otherwise, ultra-low population centers. The state is funding most of the projects bid to this point, from money gleened from the Major Moves program; the lease of the toll road in Northern Indiana over 5 years...
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Broad Ripple Village Parking Garage Design Changes, Pt. II

Broad Ripple Village Parking Garage Design Changes, Pt. II
Hot off the presses, we’ve got another new first floor plan for the Broad Ripple Village Parking Garage (BRV Garage). This was presented to the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) land use committee last night. From Tom Healy of the BRVA: “There will be an opportunity to see the most updated plans this Thursday at Envision Broad Ripple, 5:30-8 @ the Indpls Art Center. The developer and the architects will be in attendance to make a presentation about the project and to answer questions.” What do you think of the latest design iteration? For comparison, you can view the previous...
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