Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Pedestrian
on Sep 12th, 2014 | 1 comment
This is a bit of late notice, but tomorrow is an event to celebrate the completion of the Fall Creek Trail.
I plan on attending this event for at least a short amount of time tomorrow in the 56th and Emerson area. More information can be found on this PDF. I hope to see a good crowd out and...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Transit
on Sep 4th, 2014 | 6 comments
Urban Indy has been talking about the possibility real-time bus tracking for IndyGo for several years. The newest hope for commuters is a Fall 2014 release date. However, this morning, The Huffington Post mentioned a company known as DoubleMap that provides real-time bus tracking for IUPUI, Bloomington Transit, and many other systems. Their online maps are high quality. Compare IUPUI’s original look to the one that they have now:
Another pleasant surprise from DoubleMap is the real-time version of the Green Line Indianapolis Airport bus. Two years ago I rode the original IndyGo Green...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development
on Sep 3rd, 2014 | 7 comments
A new two-flag hotel is being proposed downtown, directly across the street from Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. This lot featured a different hotel proposal before the market crash. The hotel is being designed by Ratio, across the street from their headquarters. The renderings of the new hotel are included on the IHPC Staff Report, and I’ve included some of them below:
What do you...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Transit
on Aug 21st, 2014 | 8 comments
The corner of College, Mass, and St. Clair has been on my radar for years now, as it currently features one solid newer building and 5 open lots:
Recently, there have been a few different proposals to change the status quo on the corner, which could become a critical link between downtown and Broad Ripple. First up is a mixed use proposal on the Southeast corner by Milhaus, which appears to be a solid infill project:
On the southwestern corner, a much-less inspired proposal was recently tabled by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. The proposal included a surface parking lot at...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Aug 14th, 2014 | 7 comments
A few weeks ago, the IBJ reported on a proposal for a 5 story mixed use building at the current site of an American Legion building in Broad Ripple. The renderings for this structure have been submitted and are posted below:
This looks to be a significant step up for the northern end of Broad Ripple, which features mostly single story converted houses, as well as a single small tower north of this site. I look forward to following its...