Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling
on Nov 5th, 2014 | 0 comments
Please join Nathan Smurdon from Active Indy Tours this Saturday morning at the City Market for a bicycle ride to benefit Second Helpings. More information and registration can be found via this link, and an interview of Nathan promoting the event is posted on WISH-TV.com. Urban Indy is proud to sponsor this event.
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Nov 3rd, 2014 | 3 comments
This is a follow up to Thursday’s post on IndyGo’s proposed route changes. I believe these images contain all of the rest of the changes, although I could be missing something. Apologies for the poor photos, the lighting in The Hall is challenging.
Here’s a brief summary of some of the major changes shown above:
St. Vincent will go past Butler’s Campus.
Shelby will travel down Virginia.
Route 5 is split in half and the western portion becomes route 6.
Route 8 stays on Washington Street downtown instead of heading north to Ohio.
The Red Line circulator has been...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian, Transit
on Oct 30th, 2014 | 2 comments
This morning, I was able to visit The Hall to view the Indygo route changes, which are set to come next year with the opening of the new Transit Center. I took some photos of the posterboards that are on display, but they are better seen in person. According to IndyGo on twitter, these changes will be online next Monday.
First, a look at how the transit center will work. Most of this is actually self-explanatory:
The downtown bus loop will be eliminated, affording more direct routes, and potentially shaving
a few minutes off of the time the buses spend in the downtown area:
Proposed midday frequency...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development
on Oct 20th, 2014 | 1 comment
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...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Oct 16th, 2014 | 7 comments
Developer Craig Von Deylen has applied for a zoning variance on the Near South Side along Madison Avenue (page 7) to construct an apartment complex in an empty lot. Interestingly, the Concord Community Plan calls for commercial property to be installed at this location, however, the staff report mentions the large quantity of unused commercial real estate in the area. It’s a good idea to adjust to current demands for accommodating residential infill, which is a more promising market at this time. Shown below is a Preliminary Site Plan and rendering:
The land use plan is relatively standard...