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Bush Stadium Redevelopment

Bush Stadium Redevelopment
Once one of the most interesting redevelopment dilemmas in the city, Bush Stadium has been successfully saved and converted into apartments.  This old home of the Indianapolis Indians was counted as down and almost out, but it is breathing with new life.   Last week I had a chance to snap some photos of the southwest section, which can be seen here: The renovation and stadium apartments look solid, and the building should continue to serve the near westside for many generations to come. Unfortunately, the stadium is surrounded by apartments that look to be more at home out past I-465.  My one...
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Welcome to ‘Market East’

Welcome to ‘Market East’
Today, the City, behind Mayor Greg Ballard, announced a new downtown district which represents the culmination of years of work and a number of recent project announcements. Roughly bounded to the north by New York Street, to the south by the railroad tracks, to the west by Delaware Street and to the east by, well, East Street, Market East will provide a unique setting among Indy’s existing cultural districts.   Unlike the existing cultural districts, Market East will feature a rare experience for Indy. The district will be among the largest collection of modern structures in downtown...
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Monon Pointe

Monon Pointe
Another day, another post about a new Chipotle in Indianapolis. This building replaces a former stand-alone liquor store in Broad Ripple, and it appears to be successful for the most part.  And, yes, it will also house a Chipotle, just like the last post that I made. Here’s the view from the 1001 Food + Drink parking lot: From the southwest corner: From the north side: It does appear that the building does not embrace the Monon Trail as much as it could have. Thankfully, though, the front door is on Broad Ripple Avenue, and not the parking lot: What do you...
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Indianapolis Bikeshare Program Details Announced

Indianapolis Bikeshare Program Details Announced
The Indianapolis Bikeshare program was revealed last Friday at well attended press conference in the Fountain Square cultural district where it was announced that the program will launch in just a few short weeks – Tuesday April 22nd is go live day! We are seeing stations already being placed throughout downtown.  This is the one just outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Bikes may be checked out between 5:30 am and midnight 12 months of the year.  There are two types of memberships – daily & annual.  The below graphic does a great job of outlining the charges for each.   As...
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Building Small

Building Small
I’m a huge fan of the new building to house a Chipotle on Washington Street downtown. So much so that I’ve taken photos of it in various stages of completion.  Here it was last September: Here it is as of Friday, March 28th: A major advantage that this site has over the larger projects around town is its location in between two long-standing buildings. The architects of Chipotle building didn’t have to worry about the appearance 2 of the 4 facades.  This shows the importance of preserving old buildings around town that make use of the entire parcel.   Another unique aspect of...
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