Posted by Curt Ailes in New Development
on Feb 15th, 2011 | 10 comments
For years, a dilapidated structure has sat on a triangular patch of land on Indianapolis’ northeast side. The property bound by Binford Blvd, Allisonville Road and 45th street named Keystone Towers is a structure which for all intents and purposes, has turned into an eyesore. It is abandoned, behind on property taxes, vermin infested and rumored to be deteriorating on the interior portions. It is covered in graphitti, and also rumored to be home to many squatters.
Recently, local media announced that the city had taken over posession of the property and the most popular rumor is that this place...
Posted by Curt Ailes in Bicycling
on Jul 29th, 2010 | 1 comment
Years ago, a construction project brought some of the first bike lanes to Indianapolis on 52nd street in midtown Indianapolis. The reconstruction stretched from Keystone Ave on its eastern-most point and ended at the Monon Trail on the west end. With this reconstruction came the addition of a bike lane in both the eastbound and westbound shoulder, abutting the sidewalk. The project failed to address points west of the Monon, and what resulted was a divide in the landscape with the west side appearing as a bombed out and depleted looking stretch of street from the Monon to College Ave.
Posted by Kevin Kastner in Historical Posts
on Mar 29th, 2010 | 6 comments
This is the best this stretch of Keystone can look:
Keystone Avenue is a tough place to love. It is similar to newer automobile-based commercial strips, with a few differences:
Utility poles in the sidewalks. Actually, that makes 2 differences, in that there are actually sidewalks on Keystone. But with the utility poles crowding the landscape, it is simply unattractive.
Most of the buildings are smaller and closer to the street, so it’s actually a bit less spread out than current development patterns dictate.
The commercial stretch of Keystone Avenue is in a state of fluctuation, and it...