Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods
on Apr 7th, 2015 | 0 comments
Urban Indy is turning 8 years old on Saturday, April 11. Some of the bloggers and I have decided to mark the occasion with a gathering at Tomlinson Tap Room at 7:30 pm. If anyone is coming from the north side near Broad Ripple, feel free to join me on a bike ride downtown at 7 pm. We hope to see a good crowd there.
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Apr 1st, 2015 | 31 comments
Yesterday, I attended the 2nd of 3 neighborhood meetings to discuss development plans for 38th and Illinois. I was able to share some ideas with the meeting organizers to make the project as successful as possible.
I firmly believe that 38th and Illinois will not be a truly successful neighborhood node without reigning in the 6 lanes of traffic that currently divides the neighborhood. Back in 2007, when the project was new, Aaron Renn knew that not altering the traffic configuration meant that the project would not be a game-changer. In a way, it’s unfortunate that a lot of money was already...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Mar 18th, 2015 | 7 comments
The staff of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission has approved a set of 6 townhomes to be constructed at the northeast corner of 13th and Central.
They look to be a nice addition to the neighborhood.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, Pedestrian, Transit
on Mar 5th, 2015 | 13 comments
Blog reader Scott Allen sent me this post covering the Eagle Creek Greenway extension project. Thanks to Scott for the information and photos:
Construction has begun on what DPW is calling the North Segment of the Eagle Creek Greenway extension project. For background, the greenway currently consists of two very separate pieces: one that winds through the Pike Youth Soccer Complex at 56th Street and Reed Road just south of Eagle Creek Park, and another at the opposite end along Raymond Street between Eagle Creek and the White River. This extension project is broken up into four segments that will...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Mar 2nd, 2015 | 3 comments
This Spring, Winthrop Avenue between 52nd and 54th Street will be repaved, and receive some new sidewalks as well. This will help the stretch attract even more new investment, which has seen Developer Town, Bent Rail, and other new ventures in the past few years. The new Meridian Kessler Quarterly Magazine had a vision of a new Winthrop Avenue that will look more like a mixed-use district. I contacted Mary Owens from Meridian Kessler, and she sent me a PDF of the renderings. First off is the current condition (note that Developer Town has added some windows in the front of the building since this...