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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...
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Indy Rezone Open House

Indy Rezone Open House
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?
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Upcoming Indy Rezone Meetings

Upcoming Indy Rezone Meetings
Below is a press Release from Indy Rezone soliciting input from residents. A number of us from Urban Indy have attended these meetings, and they are very worthwhile. Remember, this is our city, and you have a voice. INDIANAPOLIS – Have you ever wondered why some neighborhoods are better at attracting residents and businesses than others?   Are there changes that we should make today that would improve the connections between neighborhoods and the places where people work and shop?  How should the City balance the need for economic development and job creation with drinking water...
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Indy Rezone Kickoff Meeting

Indy Rezone Kickoff Meeting
On July 5th from 6 to 8 pm, the Mayor is announcing the kickoff of a new program known as Indy Rezone at the Central Library.  The website and facebook page are under maintenance right now, but this program could be the start of something huge for the city.  Urban Indy hopes to use this opportunity to influence the city to push for city-wide form-based codes, as well as changing or even dropping the requirements for parking minimums.   We hope to see as many of our readers at this meeting as...
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Are Indy’s land use policies worse than Wal-Mart’s?

Are Indy’s land use policies worse than Wal-Mart’s?
Today’s Board of Zoning Appeals Division III hearing has a few interesting cases lined up. Aside from the usual “We want bigger signs” and “I want a barn in my front yard”, the Board will entertain a multifamily development along 38th St west of the Monon, a request for outdoor storage and barbed wire within Fall Creek Place and finally, a proposal from Wal-Mart of all stores for a reduction in required parking. Did I just say reduction of parking and Wal-Mart in the same sentence? The first case, 2012-DV3-035, is a request related to the development of two multi-family...
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