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Guest Post by Amy Crook: Devington Community Hub

Guest Post by Amy Crook: Devington Community Hub
The story begins here, at Devington Shopping Center, located at Arlington Avenue and Staughton Drive (near 46th Street). The colorful mural here was painted by Arlington Students several years ago. Stop by and take a closer look sometime. But for this case, notice the color. Its liveliness as seen here from the street. Arlington High School is the building just north of here. A year ago, from this viewpoint, if you turned around, you’d see an abandoned housing community that was once vibrant through the 50′s and 60′s. Through community outreach, the Devington community discovered they were in...
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The Nordstrom Brainstorm: It’s time for a serious conversation.

The Nordstrom Brainstorm: It’s time for a serious conversation.
Hardly a week goes by without someone posting on the IBJ’s Property Lines blog, asking first Cory Schouten, and, more recently, Scott Olson, more or less the same question: “What’s the latest news on the old Nordstrom space at Circle Centre?”  The city parted ways with its downtown Nordstrom nearly two years ago (July 2011), and, from time to time, Simon Property Group (the manager, but never the owner) has managed rumors about replacement tenants that have percolated across the blogosphere for the 210,000 square foot space.  But we have received no official announcement from Simon, the City,...
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INDOT Studying Future of Amtrak, Hoosier State

INDOT Studying Future of Amtrak, Hoosier State
On Thursday, May 23rd, local stakeholders will take part in a meeting that will help to shape the future of the Amtrak Hoosier State line. The Hoosier State, which runs from Indianapolis to Chicago 3 times weekly, is facing elimination due to the impending loss of federal funding. This funding currently accounts for a portion of those required to operate the service. All current Amtrak routes with operations of less than 750 miles will no longer be funded with federal dollars as of October 2013 as a result of the Federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008. This act requires Amtrak to...
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Public Meeting for Broad Ripple Shell Station Rezoning

Public Meeting for Broad Ripple Shell Station Rezoning
This Thursday will feature a meeting discussing the large project that is proposed on College Avenue.  The project has received a new look since our last post on it, which can be seen below: The meeting will take place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 23th, and will be located at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church at 62nd and Guilford. Social Media ...
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Guest Post: Cultural Trail – Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda by Andy Howard

Guest Post: Cultural Trail – Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda by Andy Howard
Let me preface this post by saying – I love the Cultural Trail. I use it a minimum of 4 times a week and, more typically, about a dozen times taking my daughters to school, picking up groceries at Marsh, getting frozen yogurt at one of the many shops along the trail, and just going out for a leisurely stroll. Now, since I’m on the trail so much, I’ve gotten to know a few sniggles that have bothered me so I thought I would share them here on Urban Indy. Each item will come with a little list of concerning the severity of the problem and how fixable it is. Side street turn radius Severity:...
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