After 7 long years of fundraising and background legal work, the Irvington streetscape project kicked off yesterday. Photos of the groundbreaking can be seen via the Irvington Development Organization’s facebook page. This project will help reclaim Washington Street for pedestrians in the neighborhood, which has seen a good deal of new locally-owned businesses open in the past few years.
According to the article in the Indianapolis Star, the first phase will take place on the 5 blocks between Irvington and Bolton Avenues, which could also be considered Downtown Irvington:
The second phase will be focused on the western portion of Irvington:
I am quite excited about the prospect of strolling down Washington Street in Irvington after this project has been completed. Irvington is perhaps our city’s most bucolic neighborhood, and it deserves a great Main Street.