Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Sep 30th, 2014 | 24 comments
An interesting new proposal has been posted on the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Council website for a mixed-use 4 story building fronting Massachusetts Avenue. The address for the lot is actually 333 N Delaware. The parking lot will remain on Delaware for now, but this building looks promising to me:
Here is the site plan. Note the potential for curb bump out where the silly pedestrian island currently sits. Removing these dedicated and lightly-used turns for vehicles will only help Mass Ave’s pedestrian infrastructure:
The rest of the renderings are shown below:
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Sep 29th, 2014 | 10 comments
Tomorrow evening, Chuck Marohn from Strong Towns is making an appearance at The Hall at 6:00 PM. Marohn has been a advocate for better planning practices for years, and does a fine job of boiling down complicated subjects into easily digestible snippets on his many youtube videos. I plan on attending tomorrow night to see what he has to say about Indianapolis, and I hope to see other fans of Urban Indy there.
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Posted by Shayla in Neighborhoods, New Development, Transit
on Sep 24th, 2014 | 9 comments
Thursday September 25, city leaders, members of the IndyGo executive board and MPO will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Downtown Transit Center. Situated on the Southeast corner of Washington and Delaware, the transit center will be the new hub for buses that travel downtown. This edifice will be a much needed and welcomed alternative to the current cluster along Ohio Street. At this point, only certain details regarding the design, costs, and retail center have been released to the public. The center will have 20 bus bays, bicycle racks, and general seating inside. However,...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Sep 17th, 2014 | 12 comments
Yesterday, Indy Connect made a big splash on local media with the public announcement of a $2 million dollar grant for engineering along the proposed Red Line from Carmel to Greenwood. This post intends to give a quick rundown of the information that we know, as well as provide the public a peek into how the buses will be run. First, the links from local media:
Indianapolis Business Journal
Next, a link to the pdf document released from the city. Some highlights below:
That last image is interesting, because it displays a new technology that has been demonstrated in...
Posted by Shayla in Transit
on Sep 13th, 2014 | 0 comments
IndyGo will be hosting public meetings on September 18th and 19th as a way to launch their new ‘IndyGo Forward’ campaign. IndyGo is in the midst of an in depth study of how the bus network works today and how the network can be improved to fit the needs of local residents for the future. To ensure that an efficient and comprehensive system is the final result, IndyGo contracted Jarrett Walker and Associates to aid them in the study. Mr. Walker, along with other representatives from his firm, will be in attendance at each of the meetings. Topics of discussion will include route...