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Construction Tour Photos

Construction Tour Photos
Two weeks ago, Urban Indy hosted a downtown construction tour. Some have asked for photos of the event. I didn’t take any, but fortunately attendee Jerome Horne shared his with me. They turned out great: Social Media
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Indy Rezone Moves to Full Council

Indy Rezone Moves to Full Council
Quietly, amidst wincing about our local pro football team, a City County Council Committee passed Indy Rezone on to the full Council last night. The council vote will take place next Monday, September 28th. For more on Indy Rezone, check out our past articles on the effort, or put or zoning hat and check out the massive PDF from the Department of Metropolitan Development. Indy appears to be on the doorstep of some positive incremental changes, which should be made easier with a more flexible and modern zoning code. Social Media ...
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Reminder: This Sunday, Downtown Construction Tour

Reminder: This Sunday, Downtown Construction Tour
This is a reminder that on Sunday at 3:00 pm, Urban Indy is hosting a downtown Construction tour. The tour will start in the City County Building plaza, across Washington Street from the Transit Center. If you are planning on attending, feel free to mention it in the comments, or send me an e-mail at kevin dot kastner at gmail dot com. We’d like to know how many people to expect. I’ll have the map loaded on to my phone so that I can follow the route, which is also linked below: The walk will basically have 2 loops, each about 2 miles in length. After the first loop, walkers can choose to...
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New Development Proposed for St. Joseph Neighborhood

New Development Proposed for St. Joseph Neighborhood
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission has posted renderings (page 110) for a proposed 5-story residential structure at Fort Wayne Avenue and Alabama Street The site plan and a few renderings are shown below:   It looks to be a decent addition to the neighborhood. I’d prefer to see less street-level parking and more chances for activation. The developers are actually providing less parking spaces than is required, though, so I doubt if that will change too much. I’m not sure if the area would be able to support retail. There are other options that would be better than a...
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A Preview of the Red Line Station Alignments

A Preview of the Red Line Station Alignments
Last week, I was able to attend the Red Line’s public meeting at the Indianapolis Art Center. There were detailed section maps from the near north side up to Broad Ripple, which were exciting to see. The Red Line has also released some meeting posters in PDF form, which is worth a look as well. The bus is planning on taking up the center of the street on both Meridian Street and College Avenue. There will be 2 dedicated lanes on Meridian, and one on College. Along College, the buses will be able to pass one another only at the stations. They are connected by 38th Street, which will be a bit more...
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