IPS home-seizure plan advances

July 28, 2010

Neighbors who live near Linwood Avenue and East New York Street are upset over a decision by the Indianapolis Public Schools Board to move ahead with plans to condemn seven houses near School 58. IPS said it might want to tear down the homes to make room for building improvements and a parking lot at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School. Tuesday night’s vote gave the district the green light to use eminent domain. IPS Superintendent Eugene White said the current bus-loading system at the school is dangerous.