City Leaders Shouldn’t Kneel For Anthem

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

The Good, the Bad, and NIMBYism pt. 3

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

The Wilshaw | Main and 16th | Mixed-use, hotel

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

16th and New Jersey | Mixed-use

  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.

The Good, the Bad, and NIMBYism pt. 2

The Bad To understand what makes a community project malevolent, we must clarify what makes up the physical creation of a neighborhood. For the most part, Americans as a whole are pursuing narrower agendas and withdrawing from public life into private realms, encountering the world through television, smart phones, and computers. Urban development, a key aspect to… Read More The Good, the Bad, and NIMBYism pt. 2