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Bush Stadium Redevelopment

Bush Stadium Redevelopment
Once one of the most interesting redevelopment dilemmas in the city, Bush Stadium has been successfully saved and converted into apartments.  This old home of the Indianapolis Indians was counted as down and almost out, but it is breathing with new life.   Last week I had a chance to snap some photos of the southwest section, which can be seen here: The renovation and stadium apartments look solid, and the building should continue to serve the near westside for many generations to come. Unfortunately, the stadium is surrounded by apartments that look to be more at home out past I-465.  My one...
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Monon Pointe

Monon Pointe
Another day, another post about a new Chipotle in Indianapolis. This building replaces a former stand-alone liquor store in Broad Ripple, and it appears to be successful for the most part.  And, yes, it will also house a Chipotle, just like the last post that I made. Here’s the view from the 1001 Food + Drink parking lot: From the southwest corner: From the north side: It does appear that the building does not embrace the Monon Trail as much as it could have. Thankfully, though, the front door is on Broad Ripple Avenue, and not the parking lot: What do you...
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Building Small

Building Small
I’m a huge fan of the new building to house a Chipotle on Washington Street downtown. So much so that I’ve taken photos of it in various stages of completion.  Here it was last September: Here it is as of Friday, March 28th: A major advantage that this site has over the larger projects around town is its location in between two long-standing buildings. The architects of Chipotle building didn’t have to worry about the appearance 2 of the 4 facades.  This shows the importance of preserving old buildings around town that make use of the entire parcel.   Another unique aspect of...
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Public Meeting to Discuss Midtown TIF District

Public Meeting to Discuss Midtown TIF District
The Midtown TIF district is a bit of a hot-button issue around town. The Midtown Economic Council will host a public meeting on Thursday to discuss some of the aspects of a few major proposals, including the potential Whole Foods and the transformation of Tarkington Park.  More information about the meeting can be found via this...
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Georgia Street Programming

Georgia Street Programming
The Georgia Street transformation has been completed for a few years now, so it’s a good time to look at how the public space is faring.  This was an exciting project when it was first announced, but there was a major issue with its sustained success: most of the buildings that faced it had never really taken advantage of foot traffic.  I’m not sure if that aspect has changed that much in the past 2 years.  However, with the Indy Star taking over the top 2 floors of the former Nordstrom Space, there is hope that they will be able to open up the building a bit. The good news is that the...
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