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Wringing Efficiency out of the Red Line

Wringing Efficiency out of the Red Line
Recently, I covered the study of the Red Line Rapid Transit Corridor. A short way of describing the Red Line is to say that is scoped as a north/south corridor that would travel from Carmel, through Broad Ripple and Downtown, to Greenwood. A number of alternatives have been proposed along the way. The technology of choice will almost certainly be Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as any sort of rail based technology will likely be too expensive on account of constructing in-street rails. That being the case, I thought I would go down this rabbit hole for an examination of how the chosen route might wring value...
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The Mozzo is complete, but how’s that storefront going to work?

The Mozzo is complete, but how’s that storefront going to work?
Since blog-posting brevity is not usually one of my strong suits, I figured it was time I tackle a subject that has to be short.  The topic itself is small.  Chances are, I’m making a mountain out of a molehill.  But it nonetheless caught my attention as a potential harbinger of problems down the road.   The newly completed Mozzo on Virginia Avenue in the Holy Rosary neighborhood has started leasing its residential units.  This building and its counterpart, Hinge (just a block further to the southeast) have ushered what hopefully will be a wave of multifamily housing...
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Blue Line Study delves into Alternatives

Blue Line Study delves into Alternatives
As the public meetings begin to wrap up, I would be remiss if there was not an analysis of the Blue Line. I have formerly reported on the Red Line and Green Line alternatives (click links to read). So what is going on with the Blue Line? Right now, alternatives are being measured against one another. At the foundation, is an analysis of the current IndyGo Route 8 service. Currently benefiting from 15 minute headways on a portion of the route, the 8 forms the bedrock of IndyGo’s patronage. It runs back and forth along Washington Street from Meijer on the east side, to the Indianapolis...
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A Few Upcoming Meetings of Note

Just a few notices on meetings of note that I have received recently. Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association is hosting a meeting to discuss the new Midtown TIF district. Indy Rezone, which has been relatively quiet in the public realm lately, is hosting a public event to discuss the Near Northside Smart Growth District. Also, there are 3 neighborhood meetings left in the Indy Connect public outreach program to attend. These meetings are great chances to stay informed of important initiatives in the city.  Please let us know of other upcoming meetings in the...
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UI Archive – Cover Photos

UI Archive – Cover Photos
We were updating our social media and produced some of our favorite images in wide format.  Find the whole collection on this Flickr set or see some favorites in the gallery below.  I wanted to share these photos because I thought they showed many sides of the city, its people and its places. It will be fun to see how the city continues to change over the next few years.  Indianapolis did not always have a canal district, a cultural trail, or even Monument Circle.  What big thing will Indianapolis take on next? These images are free for any personal or non-commercial, unmodified use (some...
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