Area cities have curb appeal

July 20, 2009

I agree with [Morton Marcus’ June 15 column] on urban entryways. I just wanted to point out that two of our small towns in Indianapolis have done a good job of making entryways into their community attractive.

The town of Speedway has a very attractive entry along Crawfordsville Road. This may have been done in conjunction with the folks at the Indy 500. I don’t know, but it looks wonderful.

The town of Beech Grove spent quite a bit of money over the last couple years making their approach along Emerson Avenue very attractive. I have to give the designer of that project lots of praise for turning a very ugly concrete wall along Amtrak into a very attractive, integrated part of the overall design using just some nice fencing, concrete surfacing material and paint.

Give them a look. I think you’ll agree.

Nancy Stumpp
President, Corporation for Environmental Management

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