A week or two back, there was a bit of fervor on SkyscraperCity’s Indianapolis Development sub-forum (a great arena for our city’s development nerds) over a proposed parking lot on Virginia Avenue adjacent to Anthem’s headquarters. Yes, that verdant, lush meadow directly across from the world-class Cultural Trail and soon-to-be Red Line BRT. Yes, that… Read More City Leaders Shouldn’t Kneel For Anthem
Contrary to historic Redlining, which was horrible, Indianapolis begins a new chapter this upcoming week with its own Red Line. Poised to be one of the nation’s first all-electric bus rapid transit (BRT for short) lines, the 23 mile route will finally begin construction next week. Let us welcome the inevitable cries of “you took… Read More A Positive Redlining
(Scott Manning is INDOT’s Communications director.) …And suddenly, the state department charged with transportation is ensnarled in debates over safety. Today, on Twitter nonetheless, INDOT’s centurion of communication, Scott Manning, reiterated that fixing the North Split is necessary due to safety. Hold your laughter. “Fixing” the North Split means adding lanes, which flies in the… Read More Added Lanes on North Split Are (Probably) Happening Because It’d Be Safer?
Happy belated holidays from indYIMBY! After a couple frenzied weeks, we are returning to post-holiday programming with the 3rd and final installment in our The Good, the Bad, and NIMBYism series. The first two installments of this series dealt with benevolent and malevolent forms of developments and asserted that, because design is integral to a neighborhood, steps… Read More The Good, the Bad, and NIMBYism pt. 3
We were waiting to see how the fight for this project turned out before writing anything about it, but, due to ridiculous NIMBYism, this development may end up in court. Developer Olaf Lava LLC is planning to construct a 19-unit apartment building that will span four lots: 517 W. 10th St. and 944, 946 and 954 Dr. Martin… Read More Ransom Place | Mixed-use residential | Approved
Set to transform downtown Speedway, Wilshaw is a mixed-use development anchored by an unannounced hotel. The proposal calls for 10 condos, 150 apartments, a 120-room hotel, and 15,000 square feet of retail space – this adds to a prospering Main St. that in recent years has undergone a slew of redevelopment efforts including the construction of Daredevil Brewery. Notably,… Read More The Wilshaw | Main and 16th | Mixed-use, hotel
A preliminary look at an infill project proposed for 16th and New Jersey. In a couple weeks, indYIMBY will be doing an expose, in the vein of our Mass Ave series, on the revitalization of 16th St. and the push for a “Tinker Street” Cultural District. More details to come.