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IHPC Quick Hits, October 19th

IHPC Quick Hits, October 19th
The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission staff reports usually make for interesting viewing for people interested in urban infill proposals coming through the city. The latest one features at least 3 projects of interest to Urban Indy. Ransom Place: A reprisal of the development that I reported on during our last IHPC quick hits post, the proposal at Martin Luther King and St. Clair has been downsized a bit, but the overall project quality looks improved: St. Joseph: A major victory here, as the new proposed 5 story building will have walk-up apartments and retail in place of interior...
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IHPC Quick Hits, October 8th

IHPC Quick Hits, October 8th
It has been about 2 years since the last quick hits post, but infill keeps happening, so here’s some of the proposals that Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission has been hearing recently: The biggest news recently was the approval of the Fire Fighter’s Credit Union Proposal. Fortunately, they have downsized the proposed parking lot to make room for a future art space fronting College Avenue. I wish this new lot didn’t have a curb cut along St. Clair, and instead used the existing alley. However, I will accept that their compromise is an improvement. Linked below is the image...
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MDC Quick Hits 9/27/2012

MDC Quick Hits 9/27/2012
There are a number of interesting projects to be mentioned from last month’s Metropolitan Development Commission Report. The building at 24th and Meridian applied for a variance to allow for a Drive-Thru.  The variance was recommended to be declined by the staff. Tortas Guicho Dominguez y el Cubano on Virginia in Fletcher Place applied for a petition to allow for outdoor seating and alcohol sales. Phase II of the 1201 Indiana Ave project’s proposal for a vacated alley was approved.  They go for final project approval this Thursday (hat tip to Chris Corr). Perhaps most...
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MDC and IHPC Quick Hits 12/14/11

MDC and IHPC Quick Hits 12/14/11
Here’s what I’ve come across in Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC) and Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) filings as of 12/14/11 (click links to read staff reports on these cases): 1. BZA II 12/13/11 and Plat Committee 12/14/11 – As previously reported, the Broad Ripple Village Parking Garage is up for zoning variances and vacation of air and subterranean rights. Variances related to setbacks, parking space size and a bank drive-through were heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals II yesterday and were approved. Today, the Plat Committee will hear a case related to...
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MDC and IHPC Quick Hits – 12/7/11

MDC and IHPC Quick Hits – 12/7/11
Here’s what I’ve come across in Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC) and Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) filings as of 12/7/11 (click links to read staff reports on these cases): 1. IHPC 12/7/11 – Harry & Izzy’s proposes an all-seasons outdoor seating area adjacent to the recently completed Georgia St. pedestrian walkway. They want to get the seating area in place in time for the Super Bowl but the structure wrapping around the NE corner of Georgia and Illinois would be permanent. Staff recommends approval. 2. IHPC 12/7/11 – A developer proposes...
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