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Ambitious Proposal for Kessler and College

Ambitious Proposal for Kessler and College
The southern portion of the AT&T buildings on College Avenue in Meridian Kessler has been for sale for a few months, and has already attracted a proposal. Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association has posted the elevations and land use plans to their website, and I thought I’d post them here as well. Notice that the site plan includes the potential Red Line from IndyGo: It looks to be an ambitious proposal that is sure to attract attention and feedback from the neighborhood. There’s a local meeting to discuss this development next Tuesday, September 1st at Bethlehem Lutheran...
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Downtown Indy Construction Tour

Downtown Indy Construction Tour
There are so many projects happening downtown that Urban Indy has decided that it is time again for a construction-based walking tour. The last time a walk like this was hosted, it was organized by Chris Corr on his blog a year before Urban Indy consolidated forces. This time, we’ll meet on Washington Street, across from the Downtown Transit Center, located at 200 East Washington Street. The time and date is set for Sunday September 13, at 3 o’clock pm. The Colts are playing at the Bills, so they’ll be on the road if your are curious about how that may impact downtown. The route will...
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College Avenue in King Park: A Street in Transition

College Avenue in King Park: A Street in Transition
This time, the neighborhood won. The long battle over the gas station at the corner of 22nd and College has been dropped (page 57) in favor of a restaurant: This particular one will feature outdoor seating and a bicycle rack. It will renovate an old masonry structure, while removing a smaller structure which has outlived its materials. The curb cuts could use some fine tuning or elimination, and there could have been a smaller parking lot. The neighborhood is still battling the potential for carry out service for fear of a fast food joint. But at least it won’t be a future brownfield, and it...
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August 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

August 2015 Desktop Wallpaper
It’s been over a year since Urban Indy had a Desktop Wallpaper. Curt Ailes has been in Portland since that time, and his photography and photoshop skills have yet to be replaced for us. This is our first attempt at rekindling the tradition, taken on a perfect summer day last week by yours truly. Urban Indy blogger Joe Smoker helped me out by putting the calendar and logo stamp below it. We will happily accept future submissions to the desktop wallpaper tradition. This photo is a square as it was post-processed via Instagram, but it makes a lot more sense for a wallpaper than it did when it was...
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Vision Zero for Indianapolis

Vision Zero for Indianapolis
2015 is sadly shaping up to be a poor year for pedestrian safety in Indianapolis. Today, there has already been a crash on the south side with a person listed in critical condition. My fear is that it may end up being the worst year on record for deaths and injuries, as it seems to be an almost daily occurrence. It happens all over town, but it always seems to be the worst in places where cars are moving the fastest and pedestrians are a rarer sight. Last month, a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Crestview and Kessler Boulevard. This portion of Kessler has no...
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