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When the Best Preservation Efforts Go Up in Smoke

When the Best Preservation Efforts Go Up in Smoke
One of our Urban Indy bloggers recently pointed out this lovingly restored double with Victorian touches, easily visible on Google Streetview as recently as the last camera run-through, waaaaay back in the summer of 2009. Even from the Google photo, it’s obvious that the restoration just took place; the paint is flawless, landscaping efforts haven’t yet begun, and a “for sale” sign stands in the tiny front garden. This address—105 and 111 9th Street—should be a solid investment: just a stone’s throw from the Indianapolis Public Library, only a twenty minute walk to the heart of downtown,...
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Jane’s Walk 2014: Lafayette Square

Jane’s Walk 2014: Lafayette Square
On Saturday, I joined several others who were taken on an exploratory walk around Lafayette Square and Eagledale Neighborhood.  The path we took was clockwise as follows: Like last year’s walk around Garfield Park, this neighborhood is full of challenges and opportunities. Unlike Garfield Park, Lafayette Square and Eagledale are suburban in form, although it still held several surprises. First, we had to say goodbye to Big Car’s original Service Center.  They’ve been asked to leave their space by the end of the month, which will once again be used to service vehicles....
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Neil Kelty Memorial Ride

Please join 200+ cyclists and I for the Neil Kelty Memorial Ride on Sunday, May 4th at 3 pm.  More information can be found on the link, but most importantly, Neil’s employer PERQ is donating 5$ to Neil’s foundation per rider that attends.  Also, they mention that it would be preferred if attendees can ride or carpool to PERQ, which acts as the starting point.  I can take up to 3 other people to PERQ with my bike rack attachment if anyone is interested. Let’s use this tragic loss as opportunity to push for even better bicycle infrastructure in the city.   The Green Lanes...
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