Posted by Jim Hodapp in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Apr 28th, 2016 | 34 comments
I am very excited to officially announce a new area meetup called Strong Indianapolis that seeks to empower a local community of like-minded individuals who care about Indianapolis and want to see it flourish. We seek to continually make sure that Indianapolis is a livable, sustainable and desirable city for all people who live or just visit. What exactly does that mean? Let me give you some history about it and myself that might help explain things.
I’ve lived in Indianapolis for over ten years, first having moved here from Milwaukee to attend college at Butler University. Due to my career...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Apr 20th, 2016 | 10 comments
The Regional Center Board has heard a proposal for a new hotel, to be located at the corner of Meridian and South Streets. This area of downtown is currently a massive parking lot crater, so the infill would be welcome here. Unfortunately, the land use and design of the hotel leaves a bit to be desired:
This is basically a parking garage with a small hotel attached to the top of it. The portion of the site plan dedicated to street level parking is entirely too high at this location. I suppose a positive argument for providing this much parking is that there is so much other land nearby that can...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Apr 11th, 2016 | 7 comments
Today marks the 9th Anniversary of the first post on Urban Indy. It’s a good time time for an update on the status of the blog.
I’m sure readers have noticed that posts on this site have dropped quite a bit. Unfortunately due to work and family restraints, I have been unable to make weekly posts like I did in the past. I’m hopeful that there will be some upcoming changes that will make blogging easier for me, but at the moment it is difficult.
I’m still on the outlook for other dedicated citizens who are able to contribute to the blog with posts. There is still good discussion...