Posted by Eric McAfee in Historical Posts, Neighborhoods
on Oct 21st, 2015 | 14 comments
“The apple that’s fresh is ripe to the core,
and I rot over time and I’m not anymore.” –Sloan & Pelling
I’m probably a day late and a dollar short on noticing the time-scroll feature available with Google Street View. Perhaps it’s been there for months—years even. I just figured it out its full potential few weeks ago. Most people might ponder what the point of it is: after all, if Google has provided a streetscape photo from 2015, why would we still need one from way back in 2011? But for those of us who use it on an almost daily basis, it represents a remarkable tool,...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Bicycling, Neighborhoods, New Development, Pedestrian
on May 13th, 2014 | 24 comments
Virginia Avenue is hopping with new developments. Each article and news report that is written about the renewed focus on the street has mentioned the Cultural Trail as major catalyst for the revitalization of the street. The Cultural Trail is parallel to the commercial district for almost the entire stretch, with the exception of the short jog it makes to enable easier crossing of East and South Streets.
This angle also enables some nice views of the downtown skyline, as seen in this photo:
Contrast this to how the trail zigs and zags in the city’s other major diagonal commercial district,...
Posted by Kevin Kastner in New Development
on Sep 20th, 2013 | 14 comments
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 approved.
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Posted by Graeme Sharpe in Bicycling, Neighborhoods
on Aug 31st, 2012 | 1 comment
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 &...
Posted by Graeme Sharpe in Neighborhoods
on Aug 28th, 2012 | 3 comments
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...