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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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Encourage Transit for Better Development Proposals

Encourage Transit for Better Development Proposals
Recently, a proposal to knock down 2 houses on College Avenue just north of Kessler Boulevard in Broad Ripple was denied by the Metropolitan Development Commission.  This denial happened after the Planning Department had encouraged the petitioners to go back to the drawing board a few months ago.  Here is a look at the site plan of the initial proposal: This was to be a single-use office building, and the new curb cut was needed because unfortunately the owners of the property to the south did not allow the developers to borrow their parking lot entrance. This portion of College Avenue also does not...
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Public Meeting for Broad Ripple Shell Station Rezoning

Public Meeting for Broad Ripple Shell Station Rezoning
This Thursday will feature a meeting discussing the large project that is proposed on College Avenue.  The project has received a new look since our last post on it, which can be seen below: The meeting will take place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 23th, and will be located at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church at 62nd and...
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Major Project Proposed in Broad Ripple

Major Project Proposed in Broad Ripple
A public hearing has been scheduled for the rezoning of 1.9 acres next to the Central Canal along College Avenue.  The hearing will take place in the City County Building on April 11th at 1 pm, but it has received an automatic continuance due to the lack of a site plan.  Urban Indy has acquired preliminary renderings and site plan of the project that are subject to change. We will update with new renderings as they become available, but this is what was given to us back in October: What do you think? What changes should be made to the...
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Broad Ripple Poised to be a Bicycling Leader in the City

Broad Ripple Poised to be a Bicycling Leader in the City
Last weekend, Indianapolis received its first-ever on-street bicycle corrals.  They were installed in Broad Ripple, at the intersection of Guilford and Westfield. I contacted Kevin Whited from IndyCog about the project, and here is what he said: A little info on the Broad Ripple Bike Corrals: INDYCOG played a very limited role in the process.  We presented to BRVA on the virtues of on-street bike corrals, and had a limited role in the facilitation between the City and Green Broad Ripple, BRVA, & Union Jack. Brenda Rising-Moore from Union Jacks and Neal Bennett from Green Broad Ripple did the...
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