The annual report of the city’s Capital Improvement Board shows the number of events at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium—and the total attendance for those events—fell sharply from 2014 to 2015.
More than 20 light installations on downtown's Central Canal and along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail will be part of a free, two-day festival in August staged in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis Foundation, organizers announced Thursday night.
Visit Indy CEO Leonard Hoops told Capital Improvement Board members that standing pat is not an option when it comes to hospitality infrastructure, but a major expansion wouldn't be needed in the near future.
CIB Executive Director Barney Levengood implored the board not to be overly concerned about the projected $46 million shortfall. The City-County Council is set consider the budget at its Sept. 25 meeting.
The closure of a handful of hotels across the city has essentially wiped out the gains made when the JW Marriott opened with its 1,005 rooms. Now Visit Indy and the city’s Capital Improvement Board are studying whether the city needs more rooms and more convention center space.
The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday approved a tax-increment financing plan for a business group that wants to build an alcohol distillery, brewery and restaurant on a 12-acre site along Main Street, east of Interstate 65.