A pre-election revamp of the mayor’s cabinet includes the appointment of the first diversity officer, a new senior adviser and new deputy mayors.
City considering additional $25M in funding for Pan Am Plaza project
The $550 million project includes a $125 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, as well as an 800-room hotel being developed by local developer Kite Realty Group Trust. A second 600-room hotel is planned for a later phase of the project.Read More
West-side business leaders say Blue Line alteration limits development opportunities
West-side leaders are pleased the city found $20 million for infrastructure improvements but remain disappointed that the area is missing out on the original $52 million in improvements the Blue Line was once scheduled to bring.Read More
Westfield City Council approves term limits despite legal concerns
The ordinance limits the mayor and city council members to two consecutive four-year terms and the clerk-treasurer to three consecutive four-year terms.Read More
Pastor James Jackson running as Republican candidate for mayor
James Jackson, pastor of Fervent Prayer Church at 10512 E. 38th St., says he plans to focus on public safety and education in his campaign.Read More
The infrastructure-improvement project is smaller than the $50 million plan that IndyGo dropped after an October board decision to alter plans for the Blue Line rapid-transit bus line on the west side.
The East 38th Street corridor is the city’s eighth Lift Indy neighborhood and will receive investments in affordable housing and homeownership, economic development, and food-access efforts.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced his third bid for reelection Tuesday evening at the Indianapolis City Market. He said he wants a another term so he can accomplish goals that the pandemic derailed.
Hogsett announced Tuesday night that he will seek a third term, setting the stage for a Democratic primary contest against Robin Shackleford, now a state representative.
The 18-month effort is expected to boost the number of bike patrol officers, security cameras, cleaning crews and those helping the homeless in the Mile Square.
City officials see the 0.65-acre parcel at 222 N. Alabama St. as a connector between the Mass Ave cultural district and the Market East area, potentially with a hotel or apartment project.
Marjorie O’Laughlin’s political career began when she was asked by mayoral candidate Richard Lugar, a classmate from Shortridge High School, to run for city clerk in 1967.
The city’s “request for information” is likely to garner suggestions from developers for mixed-use developments, apartments, community spaces and facilities for not-for-profits.
At its peak, the rent-assistance program doled out $7 million in a month. That rate is impossible post-pandemic, so the city must decide how much eviction-prevention assistance is possible.
Indianapolis officials said the agreement announced Thursday is expected to give the city more control of the crime-plagued housing complex.
The city estimates it faces a funding gap of $1 billion a year for roads and transportation infrastructure.
A pandemic hiring freeze, an early retirement program, and a nationwide desire for higher wages have left some city departments struggling for workers.
The developer behind the proposed revamp of the former Jail II and Arrestee Processing Center facilities on the eastern edge of downtown Indianapolis said he expects city incentives for the project to be secured by the end of this year.
Parker, a longtime political consultant before taking over the Department of Public Works, will succeed Taylor Schaffer in the mayor’s office starting Monday.
Only one individual testified in favor of Indianapolis City-County Council Proposal 256, which would require those giving food to 10 or more people in a public place to register with the Office of Public Health and Safety or face a potential fine.
But there’s still a lot of work to do. Building of passenger stations has yet to begin; all progress so far has laid the groundwork for future construction.
Mayor Joe Hogsett is proposing $2 million to launch a clinician-led response team to deal with mental health emergencies, but some are concerned about having mental health professionals respond to emergencies without police in tow.
Municipal employees will leave City Hall on Friday for the final time. The 31-year-old building will be demolished this fall so construction can begin on the $22.8 million Fishers Arts & Municipal Complex.