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Meridian Kessler’s Updated Zoning Plan

Meridian Kessler’s Updated Zoning Plan
The Meridian Kessler neighborhood is currently updating its zoning guidelines for the first time since the late 1970s. This plan has been released for initial review, and can be viewed on this webpage. I’ve also uploaded a copy here. The main focus for this plan that is of interest to Urban Indy is to discuss the future of the commercial nodes within the neighborhood. This included possible traffic calming measures, which are discussed in detail on Appendix C. The plan map also included the neighborhood’s first potential park, located at 42nd Street and the Monon Trail. Public comments on...
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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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Getting the Ball Rolling – Transit Day at the Statehouse!

Getting the Ball Rolling – Transit Day at the Statehouse!
This winter, despite bitter cold temperatures, all I can think about is how I would love for someone else to do the driving, as I strategically maneuver my 4×4 Jeep through snow filled streets.  However, I work near Pendleton Pike and Oaklandon Road, where there is not an Indy Go bus in sight.  As a new contributor to Urban Indy, I will be sharing my passion for mass transit and the news regarding it here in Indianapolis. Indiana legislators are going through their lists of topics this session one by one, and soon to take the platform will be a topic of particular interest: Mass Transit.  As...
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Next Round of Public Meetings from Indy Connect

Next Round of Public Meetings from Indy Connect
Indy Connect may not have succeeded at the State House this year, but that has not stopped them from attempting to move forward with Bus Rapid Transit options for Indianapolis.  Here is the schedule for the next round of public meetings, discussing potential Red, Green, and Blue Line routes: I hope to be able to attend the meeting downtown at the Artsgarden next Tuesday to find out more information. Social Media ...
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Battle over I-69 in SW Indiana heating up

Battle over I-69 in SW Indiana heating up
As a resident of the Hoosier state at this point in time you would have to be living in a 60’s era air raid bunker if you have not heard about the I-69 project in southwest Indiana. If you have been in a bunker, let me briefly recap. The State of Indiana is constructing a freeway between Evansville and the SW side of Indianapolis. The majority of this cuts through rural farmlands and otherwise, ultra-low population centers. The state is funding most of the projects bid to this point, from money gleened from the Major Moves program; the lease of the toll road in Northern Indiana over 5 years...
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