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With the Marott Center in New Hands, Could the Property Use Some Elbow Grease?

With the Marott Center in New Hands, Could the Property Use Some Elbow Grease?
Normally an announcement as modest as the sale of a small, well-maintained historic commercial building shouldn’t cause anyone’s pulse to race.  And, outside of this Urban Indy blogosphere, it probably hasn’t.  Truth be told, even within Urban Indy readership, nobody’s popping any blood-pressure pills.   But the change in ownership of the Marott Center on Massachusetts Avenue could prove interesting. According to Stenz Corporation, the property manager, the 1906 building was one of the first multi-level department stores in Indiana.  Marott Development Company, which owns the...
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Cultural Trail Clearance: Serious Business

Cultural Trail Clearance: Serious Business
Welcome to the flipside of the great freeze-out of 2014 (hopefully it will be the only one). I was happy to act as directed by the mayor and stayed home from Sunday until Tuesday afternoon. Fortunately, I didn’t have to leave the house to see something inspiring on the internet. Our man living next to the Cultural Trail, Joe Smoker, took this photo of the machine that keeps the Cultural Trail clear of snow and posted it on Facebook: Apparently this machine arrived more frequently than the street plows, and it makes good sense.  One of Indy’s most valuable public assets is only good if it...
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10.2M rides for IndyGo in 2013

10.2M rides for IndyGo in 2013
IndyGo recently sent out a summary of trips provided for 2013.  The major stat leading this list was that IndyGo provided 10.2 million boardings in 2013; a number not observed since 1991. A number of significant changes occurred in 2013 which lead to this new benchmark of success. Increased frequencies of the 8, 10 & 39 to 20 minutes or less were the primary reasons this occurred. In addition, the new 86, on the northside, added 51,000 trips. These sorts of statistics while comparatively low to other cities, provide firm data to support the notion that increased frequency, through additional...
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January 2014 Wallpaper

January 2014 Wallpaper
It is a new year! Welcome to the first installment of the 2014 wallpaper! This was taken just before Indy was inundated with the 2014 snowstorm. Oh, how I long for good cycling weather again 🙂 2560 x 1600 1280 x 853 1280 x 1024 1366 x 768 Social Media ...
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A New Year – A New Urban Indy Writer!

A New Year – A New Urban Indy Writer!
As we all enjoy the fluffy, frozen whiteness to close out the week I thought it would be a good time to get my first contribution to the blog out there.  Happy Friday! I’m thrilled to join the Urban Indy team – my name is Nathan and I’ve enjoyed seeing the city change (mostly for the better) since I first moved here to attend Butler 20 years ago (gulp!).  I’ll be adding posts from time to time keeping you updated on developments and projects that I see when I’m out and about in the city with my customers on a daily basis. However, my next post will be about my...
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