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Friday Fun – Hidden Stop Sign

Friday Fun – Hidden Stop Sign
It’s Friday, which means it’s a good time for an amusing post based upon the built environment. This is a stop sign that is completely enveloped by a pine tree in my neighborhood. It sits at the end of a driveway that services 2 houses, so the stop is already implied. Many of the small (former?) street stubs near the Monon trail are public right-of-ways, so that is the reason that there is a stop sign in the first place. Social Media ...
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Friday Fun: Confessions of an Urbanist

This is an idea we have kicked around in our blog’s e-mail threads.   I know that I personally do quite a few things out of character for a person who runs an urban affairs blog, and this is the post where I mention a few of them. 1.  Golf.  I play golf.  Not very often, but I grew up playing the game, and I still enjoy hitting the links about 5-6 times a year.  I also am a fan of disc golf, which is probably more acceptable in urbanist circles. 2.  Road Trips or other vacations.  I have traveled relatively extensively, mostly by car or plane, which of course are not very good for...
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Friday Fun – Downtown Indy Parking Lot Map

Friday Fun – Downtown Indy Parking Lot Map
We have been trying to do a series of posts labeled Friday Fun. This week’s entry is perhaps not so fun when you examine the implications, but I took a few minutes and did a 20,000 foot parking snapshot; and Im positive I’ve missed some spaces, but here is a rough look in a roughly downtown-ish part of Indianapolis.  Some of the lots are under redevelopment with City Way (SE quadrant) and the recently announced Block 400 (NW quad) taking up significant amounts of parking. However, I thought that this was still a fair assesement of what we have to deal with on a daily basis. I have also...
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Friday Fun: The new Jos. A Bank downtown

Friday Fun: The new Jos. A Bank downtown
Man, what a difference removing a tacked-on facade from the 1970’s can make!  The revitalization of a few long-downtrodden blocks along East Washington Street is one of the more interesting developments of the past few years.  The Cultural Trail along here seems to be helping draw more foot traffic as well.  Here’s a reminder of what this building looked like during renovation: I’ve longed for this stretch of historic buildings to be revitalized, and it seems to be finally taking shape.  People are taking ownership and pride in Indianapolis’s Main Street. Social Media ...
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Friday Fun

Friday Fun
Why yes, it is a building. I’ve always loved this.  Corner of Ohio and Delaware. Social Media
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