Property Lines

Welcome to Property Lines, Indy's source for neighborhood real estate news. Your host is Scott Olson, IBJ's real estate beat reporter. Founded by Cory Schouten.

Restoration work begins for Old Northside landmark

Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana has taken over the Romanesque Revival former church known as Old Centrum along Central Avenue at 12th Street.
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City Market proposals: Microbrewery, bicycle hub, agriculture showcase

Six groups are vying to lead a redevelopment effort for the struggling Indianapolis City Market. Check out summaries of each of the proposals.
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Developer plans expansion of Riley Towers apartments

The owner of downtown's Riley Towers apartments is working on plans for a 5-story expansion at 225 E. North St. that would add 54 apartment units and more than 4,000 square feet of retail space.
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Planners recommend denial of IBJ variable-message sign

The city's planning staff is recommending denial of an electronic message screen proposed as part of a new sign for IBJ Media Corp., the parent company of Indianapolis Business Journal.
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Bush Stadium is now a dumping ground for clunkers

An auto salvage company is paying the city $2,000 per month to use the outfield of Bush Stadium to store vehicles collected under the Cash for Clunkers program.
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Group plans to auction relics of downtown architecture

The city has agreed to hand over architectural artifacts from a landmark downtown building to a historic preservation group.


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IBJ Media seeking approval for new projecting sign

The parent company of IBJ has filed plans to add a new sign with an electronic-message component outside the newspaper's headquarters at 41 E. Washington St.
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Historic namesake for German Church Road facing demolition

Historic preservation groups are fighting to save a 1914 church at the northeast corner of Washington Street and German Church Road in Cumberland. The congregation of St. John United Church of Christ has been working on plans to build a new church on Carroll Road and struck a deal to sell the old one to a developer. The plans are rumored to include demolition to make way for a CVS store.
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Trustee seeks bids for former Fall Creek YMCA branch

The owner of the vacant former Fall Creek YMCA along West 10th Street is seeking bidders interested in tearing down and redeveloping the prime 2-acre site at 860 W. 10th St.
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Efforts target blight on 16th

A stretch of 16th Street could see new life as the Indianapolis Housing Agency plans to redevelop a troubled low-income housing project and Kroger revives efforts to acquire land and plan a new supermarket to replace a cramped, old-format location.
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