Building Codes

Indianapolis set for sweeping zoning overhaulRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Cory Schouten
Code dating to 1969 to be updated to encourage density, sustainability and mass transit.

Developers prefer low-rise apartments in downtown IndianapolisRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Scott Olson
Building codes add more expense to high-rise projects.

Decision on Broad Ripple garage delayed again

April 17, 2012
Scott Olson
The two-week continuance granted to remonstrators on Tuesday by the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals follows a previous seven-day delay. The board is set to consider a zoning variance for the $15 million project on May 1.

City closes downtown plaza after parking deemed unsafe

September 14, 2011
Associated Press
The city of Indianapolis has closed Pan Am Plaza and part of a parking garage below it near the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium because the structural integrity of the parking facility poses a safety risk.

Indianapolis halts work on blighted historic building

February 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The owner of the 1880 building located at 42 E. Washington St. was cited for doing unapproved work to the facade.

City push on building codes draws gripesRestricted Content

January 22, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
A vigorous effort by city officials to enforce building-safety codes has some concerned that it’s becoming tougher to revitalize older properties.

State pushing to keep building-review wait times down

December 16, 2010
Francesca Jarosz
Wait times in the plan-review process for non-residential projects increased dramatically this year, creating a backlog of cases.

City strengthens building-permit process

October 14, 2009
Scott Olson
The pre-permit review could add nearly three weeks to the current permitting process

'Dewatering' system creates space, keeps new Marriott's basement dryRestricted Content

September 19, 2009
Scott Olson
A sprawling network of drainage pipes is designed to keep the underground parking garage of the new JW Marriott hotel dry.

Green bills sprout at StatehouseRestricted Content

January 12, 2009
Chris O'Malley
Legislation filed in the Indiana General Assembly this year seeks renewable energy mandates, stricter building codes throughout Indiana.
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.