A new vision for Speedway

June 20, 2007
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The Speedway Redevelopment Commission has unveiled its vision for Speedwaythe redevelopment of 400 acres bordered by Main Street, Olin Avenue, and 10th and 16th streets. They're calling it The Speed Zone and want to transform the area into a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly destination for race fans. The master plan is the culmination of more than a year of meetings and input from residents and businesses. You can find more information about the plan and the process here. What do you think of the vision, and can Speedway pull it off?
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  • Great idea. The area surrounding the speedway has been in need of redevelopment for decades.
  • Anything that will improve Speedway is GREAT by me - though I don't live around there. I wonder how actual residents feel?
  • As long as Tony George stays 500 miles away from it, it could work. It's like the reverse of the midas touch with him. Look how he's killed the 500.
  • I was at the unveiling. I'm a former resident and graduate of SHS. The auditorium was packed and the vibe afterwards was positive and excited. Speedway is made up of a lot of senior citizens, and for them to be on board with this is huge. The planner did a great job presenting the argument and need for each facet of the redevelopment. I'm very excited to see how this turns out.
  • Is Tony going to pay for some of it? Moving 16th St. is an expensive proposition.
  • Maybe I missed this, but will this include residential? Is this going to make Speedway a cool place to live for the yonuger set now?
  • You're kidding, right? :) Speedway and cool fit together like Yugo and Formula One.
  • Maybe a good spot for a Nascar Cafe or an ESPN Zone.
  • So what's the next step with the Redevelopment? Will construction begin soon?
  • I'm a resident of Speedway representing the younger generation and I already think it's a cool to live! But only if you like small communities comprised of generations of wonderful people, 4-star schools, and racing! I really feel this is just one more step in the right direction! We love it here and plan on staying!
  • Have not seen a detailed time line for project. No real budgets have been presented to public. What is the first portion of the project that is going to be completed? Lot's of questions....minimal answers....

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