Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Transit
on Aug 28th, 2015 | 68 comments
The southern portion of the AT&T buildings on College Avenue in Meridian Kessler has been for sale for a few months, and has already attracted a proposal. Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association has posted the elevations and land use plans to their website, and I thought I’d post them here as well. Notice that the site plan includes the potential Red Line from IndyGo:
It looks to be an ambitious proposal that is sure to attract attention and feedback from the neighborhood. There’s a local meeting to discuss this development next Tuesday, September 1st at Bethlehem Lutheran...
Posted by Jim Hodapp in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian
on Aug 25th, 2015 | 27 comments
Indy’s Cultural Trail is now two years old and is a huge success in so many significant ways. It continues to receive wide acclaim throughout the country as being a model of success for what proper biking and pedestrian infrastructure can do when done in a smart way instead of only going by the engineer’s guide book without thinking. So why then does the Cultural Trail need some improvement? Most areas are already functioning well and are fairly well optimized, but there is at least one area that needs some rethinking. Here’s where I’m referring to, do you recognize...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Aug 25th, 2015 | 6 comments
There are so many projects happening downtown that Urban Indy has decided that it is time again for a construction-based walking tour. The last time a walk like this was hosted, it was organized by Chris Corr on his blog a year before Urban Indy consolidated forces.
This time, we’ll meet on Washington Street, across from the Downtown Transit Center, located at 200 East Washington Street. The time and date is set for Sunday September 13, at 3 o’clock pm. The Colts are playing at the Bills, so they’ll be on the road if your are curious about how that may impact downtown.
The route will...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Aug 12th, 2015 | 15 comments
This time, the neighborhood won. The long battle over the gas station at the corner of 22nd and College has been dropped (page 57) in favor of a restaurant:
This particular one will feature outdoor seating and a bicycle rack. It will renovate an old masonry structure, while removing a smaller structure which has outlived its materials. The curb cuts could use some fine tuning or elimination, and there could have been a smaller parking lot. The neighborhood is still battling the potential for carry out service for fear of a fast food joint. But at least it won’t be a future brownfield, and it...