More than the Whistle Stop

November 7, 2008
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Monon Trail
                              Depot IndianapolisThe former Whistle Stop Deli at 901 East 64th St. isn't the only building along the Monon Trail the city's parks department is hoping to lease. The department also is offering the 38th Street Depot building at 1002 E. 38th St. (shown at right) and the Broad Ripple Depot building (shown below) at 902 E. 64th St. just north of the Whistle Stop. Paul Smith, the real estate manager for Indy Parks, is handling the leasing. Greenways office on the Monon TrailThe offering was in the works before the city gave locally based Venture Real Estate Services a no-bid contract to handle the disposition of city property, so the firm will not receive commissions on these deals. City officials will conduct site tours with potential bidders at 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Bids are due by Nov. 24. An earlier post on the Whistle Stop is here.

  • That's great news... the depot at 38th and the Monon was wonderfully restored. It'll be nice to have it finally put to use, and especially to get rid of that chain link fence.
  • the local produce place at 54th and the monon should set up there
  • With increasing rail expectations and a rough economy in place, I'd suggest giving up exisiting inter-rail corridors and depots without further possibilty of re-use has been short-sighted if not irresponsible. Not all rail will be Hamilton Co. to Indy 'express'. Wheeeee another ice-cream shop! I'll get my skateboard and meet you in 20-minutes. 12/21/12
  • Perhaps the city should keep one of the sites and make it a public safety substation for use by IMPD and the Park Rangers.
  • I agree with GeorgeOrwell 100%. The Monon Trail is a HUGE lost opportunity for the city.
  • Yeah, railbeds overrun with brush and trash are WAY better for Indianapolis than a busy trail connecting people to parks and recreation. And who needs the the vastly-increased neighboring property values (and increased property tax collections)?
  • Perhaps a BW's would work there...

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