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Public Hearing for proposed IndyGo service Increase – 11/7

Public Hearing for proposed IndyGo service Increase – 11/7
We received a press release from IndyGo with some additional details regarding the proposed increases in service and modifications to existing services. INDIANAPOLIS, IND (October 30, 2012) – On October 15, 2012, the Indianapolis City-County Council approved the proposed 2013 IndyGo budget which includes additional operating revenue for service enhancements. Changes to IndyGo service could include more frequent and added service, the addition of a new route and more direct routing.  “We applaud the council for their support of IndyGo,” says Mike Terry, president and CEO of IndyGo. “With the...
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Mass Ave Fire Station Redevelopment Reaction

Mass Ave Fire Station Redevelopment Reaction
The proposed structure to replace the Fire Station on Massachusetts Avenue has garnered a lot of divergent opinions, even within Urban Indy’s group of bloggers.  I thought that it would be a good idea to post these opinions out and let the readers decide on how they feel about it.  First, the renderings and site plan: Graeme Sharpe: Imagine a walk through a city famous for its streetscapes, such as New York or Paris. Obviously, in these places there is plenty of iconic architecture – but how many stand out as great, lasting achievements worthy of international acclaim? Probably less...
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MDC Quick Hits 9/27/2012

MDC Quick Hits 9/27/2012
There are a number of interesting projects to be mentioned from last month’s Metropolitan Development Commission Report. The building at 24th and Meridian applied for a variance to allow for a Drive-Thru.  The variance was recommended to be declined by the staff. Tortas Guicho Dominguez y el Cubano on Virginia in Fletcher Place applied for a petition to allow for outdoor seating and alcohol sales. Phase II of the 1201 Indiana Ave project’s proposal for a vacated alley was approved.  They go for final project approval this Thursday (hat tip to Chris Corr). Perhaps most...
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The Big Transit Event – Irvington – Tuesday October 23rd

The Big Transit Event – Irvington – Tuesday October 23rd
We received this in the mail late last week, so apologize for the late notice. There will be a community transit event in Irvington per the details below. The Big Transit Event WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. WHERE: 5515 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 (3rd Floor of the Lodge building) COST: Free http://www.facebook.com/events/263141137140905/#!/events/263141137140905/ —– This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue our effort to provide a forum for everything ‘Green’ by teaming with the Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit to talk about …...
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The Barnes and Thornburg (Former Borders) Space: Salvaging What Should Be Prime Retail

An announcement from IBJ’s Property Lines last week raised eyebrows when the author revealed that MainSource Bank, the new tenant in the Barnes and Thornburg Building, was using its half of the leased space on South Meridian Street formerly occupied by Borders and embellishing it with a busy array of awning signs.  The article noted that the bank has installed more awnings than it originally proposed in the approval document.  Many commenters were vexed that the Planning Department still seems to be giving the new tenant a pass, claiming that the Department of Code Enforcement should have...
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