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Rethinking Indy’s Priorities from the Inside-Out

Rethinking Indy’s Priorities from the Inside-Out
Indianapolis’ Department of Public Works has released the priority list for Rebuild Indy part II. The first Rebuild Indy project came under fire from many angles, including this blog. This is not to say that there were not good accomplishments that happened with the initiative, but for the most part this project was about resurfacing and maintenance of the existing status quo. Poorly designed streets had new asphalt and concrete, but still had many of the same issues: poles in the sidewalks, sidewalks that were adjacent to the streets, and large turning radii, just to name a few issues. Building...
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Planned Development at Michigan and Pershing

Planned Development at Michigan and Pershing
Two planned mixed use buildings are talked about in detail on this DMD report from January, to be located at the corner of Michigan and Pershing on the near west side of the city.   Construction is projected to begin in Fall of 2014. The site plan and renderings are pictured below, and more information is linked (PDF warning) here: W Michigan elevations and site plan W Michigan Color Rendering and project description This project appears to be similar to Clifford Corners on East 10th Street, and is the most significant building project that I have seen in the area between IUPUI and downtown...
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NYC: Bike Share and High Line

NYC: Bike Share and High Line
Last week, I was able to take a short trip to New York City with my wife. While she was busy with her work training sessions in the day, I made a point to geek out on their new Bike Share system, as well as the High Line elevated park. Here’s a look at the first docking station that I used on the southern tip of Manhattan. The process was slightly time-consuming, but generally straight forward and problem free: I then headed to Shake Shack, a legendary burger shop that has been expanding in the city. Docking the bike nearby proved to be slightly difficult, and I had to have someone explain that...
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