Posted by Curt Ailes in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on Oct 31st, 2011 | 5 comments
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...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Pedestrian
on Oct 28th, 2011 | 44 comments
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...
Posted by Graeme Sharpe in Neighborhoods
on Oct 27th, 2011 | 0 comments
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.
Posted by Curt Ailes in New Development, Transit
on Oct 27th, 2011 | 9 comments
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...
Posted by Chris Corr in Neighborhoods
on Oct 26th, 2011 | 23 comments
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...