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Farewell, Market Square Arena Parking Lots

Farewell, Market Square Arena Parking Lots
The buzz behind the 2 major projects on the former Market Square Arena parking lots has built to a point to where the only question appears to be the date for groundbreaking. Thus, it is appropriate to bid a farewell to some of the worst parking lots in Indy. These projects will get us closer to the achievable goal of ridding the mile square of massive lots. I’ve walked down Market Street on a too-narrow sidewalk almost every day for these past 15 years, wondering if the time would ever come that it would be anything other than asphalt. I believe the sidewalk will be widened, and Market Street,...
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Southside Indy Receives Revitalization Grant

Southside Indy Receives Revitalization Grant
A large portion of the Southside has received a grant from Local Initiatives Support Coalition. A map of the region is posted below, as it is bounded by Meridian, Raymond, I-65, and I-465: Notice there are 2 large community assets in this neighborhood: Garfield Park and University of Indianapolis. Garfield Park is set to receive some new interactive sculptures, courtesy of Big Car: As for the University of Indianapolis, they’re setting their sites on a large redevelopment plan of their own, centered around the proposed Health Services Center: There are also many challenges in the area,...
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New Townhomes in Warfleigh Scrapped (Updated)

New Townhomes in Warfleigh Scrapped (Updated)
lThe Indianapolis Business Journal mentioned a proposal  (about 2/3 of the way down) that has been withdrawn for the Warfleigh neighborhood, which sits just to the west of Broad Ripple overlooking the Central Canal. I had heard about this proposal for a while, but had yet to see any renderings. On Wednesday I discovered a neighborhood forum where the project was discussed with much derision, which piqued my curiosity even more. I asked a person who knows about the project if they had any information, and they sent me this PDF, which contained these renderings: This looks like a nice project to...
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Red Cross HQ Redesign

Red Cross HQ Redesign
The Red Cross has downsized their proposed headquarters, and have released a couple of renderings, which have been posted in the most recent Department of Metropolitan Development’s Regional Center(page 69) staff report. It appears to fit in relatively well with the other structures that are further north on Meridian Street. It will take up a smaller lot, and free up more land for future development, which is good to see. This is a key component in the great parcel migration. Next will be the Mass Avenue Fire Station‘s move to the current Red Cross land. Also, the Fire Fighter’s...
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Indy On the Rise – Guest Post from Andrew Christenberry

Indy On the Rise – Guest Post from Andrew Christenberry
This post was originally written on the City Gallery’s blog. Please check it out, if you haven’t already. We hear it said often that the world is changing. From the constant ebb and flow in our respective worldviews, to the perceived progression (or perhaps perceived digression) of our respective cultures, change is happening. While the majority of us undoubtedly know this to be true, it can often seem abundantly generalized to the extent that, in our own particular context, it becomes ambiguous. What exactly is changing here and now, and how is said change affecting the immediate world...
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