Indianapolis Business Journal

JAN. 4-10, 2019

Eastern Star Church on Indianapolis’ far-east side is building low-cost homes, apartments and retail space to serve the residents of Marion County’s most poverty-stricken zip codes and create a more stable sense of community. Hayleigh Colombo explains how Eastern Star is pulling it off. Also in this week’s issue, Samm Quinn details the explosive growth of downtown Fishers that has occurred seemingly overnight. And Susan Orr has the scoop on plans to transform part of Riverside Park in Indianapolis into a 650-seat amphitheater that will become home for the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company.

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Endowment’s cultural grants lead to great community ideas

Kudos to Lilly Endowment Inc. for the $49 million in grants it distributed last month to organizations for cultural projects that will likely spur additional development and impact the city for decades. The money came through a one-time program—Strengthening Indianapolis through Arts and Cultural Innovation—that the endowment established to foster community building in the city. Initially, […]

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