With time running out, Downtown Indy gathered enough signatures to present to the City-County Council, which ultimately will vote on the proposal to charge downtown property owners for beautification and other services.
Indianapolis officials have triggered a wide-scale review of the need for big municipal buildings downtown. Real estate executives are intrigued by the 28-story City-County Building's potential for private redevelopment.
The long-vacant P.R. Mallory building on East Washington Street is closer to becoming occupied, after plans to bring the Purdue Polytechnic High School there stalled over higher-than-expected renovation costs.