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Better Blocks: Garfield Park

Tomorrow, Garfield Park is hosting a Better Blocks event, where residents collaborate with urbanists to activate streets.  This is the second year the neighborhood is hosting this event.  Last year, Graeme Sharpe and I attended the Better Blocks event in the Englewood neighborhood and had a great time.  I hope to be able to attend this tomorrow.  Here is the information on this year’s event that I received from a reader: Garfield Park Neighborhood Hosts Second Better Block Event, June 28 Event to Focus on the Potential to Create a Vibrant Neighborhood Center Indianapolis, Ind.  – On June...
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Indy Rezone Open House

Indy Rezone Open House
Finally, after 2 years of work, Indy Rezone is setting up public meetings to release some of their future plans for reforming our zoning code.  This is absolutely critical work. What are you hoping to see from this presentation? Social Media
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Coal Factory in Irvington

Coal Factory in Irvington
I have received some initial renderings from the Coal Factory redevelopment project in Irvington.  This looks to be an exciting reuse which should help bring some new attention to the neighborhood, as well as link to an extension of the Pennsy Trail. Social Media ...
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Saving Special Places

Saving Special Places
Last Saturday, I spent some time in the back of Chatham Tap, among all of the old brick buildings near Mass Ave.  I was commenting with my friends about how special this part of town is.  It’s easy to dismiss Indianapolis as a new town made of buildings constructed within the past 100 years, and in most places that is not too far from the truth.  This part of town is a major exception to that, even though it has faced numerous threats in the past.  This is a theme that dates back to at least 1958, according to this charming-yet-frightening planning document (seriously, this thing is a...
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