Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Jun 27th, 2014 | 1 comment
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...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development
on Jun 16th, 2014 | 13 comments
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?
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Jun 11th, 2014 | 1 comment
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.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Jun 4th, 2014 | 10 comments
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...