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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 Guilford. Social Media ...
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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 project? Social Media ...
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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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Measured Progress: Bike Lanes on Broad Ripple Ave

Measured Progress: Bike Lanes on Broad Ripple Ave
Last week, guide lines went down on Broad Ripple Ave between the village and Keystone Avenue. I knew that the thermostriped permanent ones would not be far behind. Well, the new lines are down and my initial expectations for what the corridor would look like have been exceeded.  The new design has caused a small stir in the twittersphere as I noticed some people wondering what the city was thinking of when they designed this. I even received a call from Fox 59 seeking comment on camera. I accepted, but the story was changed and I never got the opportunity to talk about it. Regardless, this tells me...
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A peak into the future at Indy BRT (updated)

A peak into the future at Indy BRT (updated)
  I reported a couple of weeks ago that Indianapolis had received a grant from the FTA to study “bus rapid transit” on the central corridors comprised of Washington Street east/west and some combination of streets north/south from Carmel, through downtown to the University of Indianapolis on the south side. This post attempts to explore the possible routes a bit more and to add some context.  A look at the Indyconnect site (as of November 1st, 2011) tells us that the proposed BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) routes would be implemented in the short term, relatively speaking, with possible...
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