IBJBlogs

Property Lines
Scott Olson
More Property Lines
IBJ Lou Harry's A&E Blog
Lou Harry
More Lou Harry's A&E
The Score
Anthony Schoettle
More The Score
North of 96th
Andrea Muirragui Davis
More North of 96th
The Dose
J.K. Wall
More The Dose

Recent Blog Posts

Locals asked to help fund commuter-bus service

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 18, 2014
Comment(1)
Fishers Town Council on Monday is expected to consider a subsidy of up to $22,500 to keep the Indy Express commuter buses running for the rest of 2014. Carmel City Council, meanwhile, has a $30,000 grant request on the table.
More

Fishers' bike-share program to start with training wheels

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 15, 2014
Comments(7)
Fishers expects to roll out a pilot bike-sharing program this month in its downtown Nickel Plate District.
More

How to do IndyFringe: A beginner's guide (update)

Lou Harry
August 14, 2014
Comment(1)
There are still first-timers who have yet to experience the Mass Ave.-area 10-day fest. On its 10th anniversary, here's some guidance.
More

Mass Ave merchants' pop-up shop reopening in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 12, 2014
Comments(3)
Mass Ave retailers are making a return trip to Carmel's Main Street, and they could stay longer this time.
More

Alone in the universe: Why I didn't like 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Lou Harry
August 11, 2014
Comments(6)
We finally have a summer blockbuster. But I'll take "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" instead.
More

St. Vincent Heart Center seeks to build helipad in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 8, 2014
Comments(8)
St. Vincent Heart Center is seeking city permission to build a helipad on church-owned property south of 103rd Street in Carmel, about a half-mile from the specialty hospital.
More

The most likely conflict zone between Pence, Obama

J.K. Wall
August 7, 2014
Comments(2)
Gov. Mike Pence thinks his HIP 2.0 plan would reform Medicaid in line with conservative principles. To the extent the Obama administration agrees, that's the biggest hurdle to get the plan approved.
More

Fishers Switch construction could start this month

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 7, 2014
Comments(18)
Work is expected to begin this month on a $28 million mixed-use project on the site of the Fishers Train Station, which will be demolished to make way for offices, retail and apartments in the burgeoning suburban downtown.
More
Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >> pager
Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. Kent's done a good job of putting together some good guests, intelligence and irreverence without the inane chatter of the other two shows. JMV is unlistenable, mostly because he doesn't do his homework and depends on non-sports stuff to keep HIM interested. Query and Shultz is a bit better, but lack of prep in their show certainly is evident. Sterling obviously workes harder than the other shows. We shall see if there is any way for a third signal with very little successful recent history to make it. I always say you have to give a show two years to grow into what it will become...

  2. Lafayette Square, Washington Square should be turned into office parks with office buildings, conversion, no access to the public at all. They should not be shopping malls and should be under tight security and used for professional offices instead of havens for crime. Their only useage is to do this or tear them down and replace them with high rise office parks with secured parking lots so that the crime in the areas is not allowed in. These are prime properties, but must be reused for other uses, professional office conversions with no loitering and no shopping makes sense, otherwise they have become hangouts long ago for gangs, groups of people who have no intent of spending money, and are only there for trouble and possibly crime, shoplifting, etc. I worked summers at SuperX Drugs in Lafayette Square in the 1970s and even then the shrinkage from shoplifting was 10-15 percent. No sense having shopping malls in these areas, they earn no revenue, attract crime, and are a blight on the city. All malls that are not of use should be repurposed or torn down by the city, condemned. One possibility would be to repourpose them as inside college campuses or as community centers, but then again, if the community is high crime, why bother.

  3. Straight No Chaser

  4. Seems the biggest use of TIF is for pet projects that improve Quality Of Life, allegedly, but they ignore other QOL issues that are of a more important and urgent nature. Keep it transparent and try not to get in ready, fire, Aim! mode. You do realize that business the Mayor said might be interested is probably going to want TIF too?

  5. Gary, I'm in complete agreement. The private entity should be required to pay IPL, and, if City parking meters are involved, the parking meter company. I was just pointing out how the poorly-structured parking meter deal affected the car share deal.

ADVERTISEMENT