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Study Examines Streamlining IN37 on NE Side

Study Examines Streamlining IN37 on NE Side
A recently completed study by a number of agencies, lead by the Town of Fishers and Town of Noblesville, outlines the possibility of a large scale project that would convert IN37, from I-69 all the way to IN38, from the existing 4 lane divided and rural style highway, to a design that would emulate what Carmel has achieved with Keystone Parkway using an innovative roundabout design. Currently, the study area defined for IN-37 exists as a 2 lane divided highway with multiple stop lights spanning over 5.5 miles from I69 to In32/38. A number of construction projects are currently underway to smooth the...
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Pennsy Pocket Park

Pennsy Pocket Park
Recently, I learned of a new Pocket Park project being launched in Irvington by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.  The park is located to the south of the Marsh store, along the Pennsy Trail:   The KIB webpage linked to a photo of the park’s construction, which is obviously in the early stages: I contacted Ben McGhee, who helped to design the park to find out some more information.  He sent along a few renderings: Ben McGhee, Brian Burtch, and Chris Stuart of Design Authority answered some questions I had about the project: 1. Where did the reclaimed material originate? In early...
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SEND new construction: multi-unit infill in two emerging neighborhoods.

SEND new construction: multi-unit infill in two emerging neighborhoods.
It’s rare that buildings this small get a comprehensive analysis on Urban Indy.  Usually it’s just a snapshot.  But since these multi-family structures represent probably the first permits for new construction on the near south side in decades, and I, your journalist, am incapable of keeping my articles short, you get the full deal.  And, from putting my ear to the train tracks for a few months, it seems that the opinions run the full gamut on the success of these developments, so my intent is to put it all into perspective.  Here they are.  The first development, with a Phase I complete and...
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Cultural Trail Grand Opening

Cultural Trail Grand Opening
This Saturday, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is throwing a Grand Opening party like none other.  Titled Get Down On It, the party features events for all ages to celebrate the completion of the trail.  There have been many delays, frustrations, and even a time where people were wondering if there was enough funding for the trail to be completed.  It took years of dedication, but it is finally complete*. Here at Urban Indy, we thought it would be a good idea to offer some of our thoughts about the trail and place them in this post. Curtis Ailes: The Cultural Trail is a piece of infrastructure...
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Refined Green Line Downtown Alternatives

Refined Green Line Downtown Alternatives
The Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the Green Line met recently and presented the latest findings for downtown alignments. I wrote about these 4 alignments in February when details were in the preliminary state of analysis. With some firm rails to run on, in depth study on each alignment has proceeded. The study has paused for input from a number of stakeholders upon which further revisions may occur and some alignments may be eliminated. Lets jump in and see what they found! LRT/BRT Options To lay the ground work for this analysis, first understand that there are 4 alignment options which...
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