Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Sep 30th, 2014 | 7 comments
An interesting new proposal has been posted on the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Council website for a mixed-use 4 story building fronting Massachusetts Avenue. The address for the lot is actually 333 N Delaware. The parking lot will remain on Delaware for now, but this building looks promising to me:
Here is the site plan. Note the potential for curb bump out where the silly pedestrian island currently sits. Removing these dedicated and lightly-used turns for vehicles will only help Mass Ave’s pedestrian infrastructure:
The rest of the renderings are shown below:
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Posted by Kevin Kastner in Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on Sep 29th, 2014 | 7 comments
Tomorrow evening, Chuck Marohn from Strong Towns is making an appearance at The Hall at 6:00 PM. Marohn has been a advocate for better planning practices for years, and does a fine job of boiling down complicated subjects into easily digestible snippets on his many youtube videos. I plan on attending tomorrow night to see what he has to say about Indianapolis, and I hope to see other fans of Urban Indy there.
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Posted by Shayla in Neighborhoods, New Development, Transit
on Sep 24th, 2014 | 6 comments
Thursday September 25, city leaders, members of the IndyGo executive board and MPO will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Downtown Transit Center. Situated on the Southeast corner of Washington and Delaware, the transit center will be the new hub for buses that travel downtown. This edifice will be a much needed and welcomed alternative to the current cluster along Ohio Street. At this point, only certain details regarding the design, costs, and retail center have been released to the public. The center will have 20 bus bays, bicycle racks, and general seating inside. However,...
Posted by jason.larrison in Neighborhoods, New Development
on Sep 11th, 2014 | 32 comments
Back in 2005, I sat on the Historic Irvington Community Council’s design and zoning review committee. Irvington had just recently become a historic district and was under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission. Not long into our life as a historic district, a developer submitted an application to redevelop the northeast corner of East Washington Street and Audubon Road, a prominent intersection in the neighborhood.
The corner was home to two vacant buildings. The corner building was a 60’s era building that most recently housed an auto parts store. East of it was a...
Posted by Shayla in Neighborhoods, Transit
on Aug 29th, 2014 | 0 comments
Earlier this spring, Indy Connect unveiled their initial ideas for the Purple Line. The line is intended to primarily serve 38th street, which is one of the city’s most highly travelled corridors via all modes of transit. A large amount of motorists use the arterial during peak and non-peak hours and a good amount of pedestrian traffic can be seen as well. Last week, Indy Connect had another round of open houses to inform the local community of where they are at now in the planning stages of the line.
As noted in previous posts, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires that an...