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Fountain Square Apartment Proposal

Fountain Square Apartment Proposal
After many years of redeveloping the existing historic buildings, Fountain Square is potentially going to receive its first new multi-use structure.  Milhaus has attained the property which was recently pitched as a gas station, and is proposing to build new apartments with 3100 sq feet of retail.  The designs have been submitted to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, so we can now share them with the public: This looks to be a nice addition to the neighborhood, and I hope to see it it...
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Fountain Square Grand Prix

Fountain Square Grand Prix
The month of August has spoiled those of us who enjoy awesome things.  Case in point: The inaugural Fountain Square Grand Prix bicycle criterium race held on August 18th, 2012. I loved the race being held on that day. There was a strong symbolism to the FSGP being held on the same weekend as the MotoGP at the Speedway. Indy is a town that loves to host a good competition.  But it also loves to host a good party, and that’s why the Cataracts 2012 music festival being held at the same time and only 1 block away from the bicycle race made this a perfect Indianapolis blending of Sports &...
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Cataracts 2012

Cataracts 2012
The weekend of August 17-19 was a great one for this Capital City, as documented in the IndyStar.  There were a lot of options available and I hope everyone here took advantage of some.  The Cataracts 2012 music festival was my event of choice, and I’m quite happy I attended.  The music was great, the people were friendly, and the weather was unbelievable.  NUVO wrote an article on the event, or you can get a feel for the experience by watching this: It was just a lot of fun, as you can see in that video.  I don’t have the equipment to capture such music, but hopefully you get a sense...
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Mass Ave Crit and FtnSqr Grand Prix

Mass Ave Crit and FtnSqr Grand Prix
It has been a great summer for cycling action here in Indianapolis.  We are seeing great returns on our infrastructure investments, and our citizens are starting to embrace bicycle culture more enthusiastically.  A good example of this was the Mass Ave Crit 2012 held last weekend.   The Mass Ave Crit is one of the most established races in the area, and it was a great turnout from spectators, fans, and cyclists.  The event was blessed with beautiful weather and a lot of support from the community.  I watched as many of the races as I could, and there was great action on every...
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Urban Gas Stations in Historic Districts, Pt. II

Urban Gas Stations in Historic Districts, Pt. II
A gas station proposed in Ransom Place Conservation District at the corner of 10th St. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.? Nixed by the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC). A gas station proposed in Herron Morton Place Historic District at the corner of 16th St. and Central Ave.? Passed by IHPC, but neighbors sue the developer to block construction (case pending). Gas station proposals in protected historical neighborhoods have not fared well recently. Nevertheless, another developer is proposing one in Fountain Square Historic District at 1015 Virginia Ave. Not only is this site in a...
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