Indianapolis is making preparations for its first Black-led Community Development Financial Institution, which will aim to offer businesses in economically disadvantaged communities access to capital and other help.
City officials rethinking BlueIndy sites, but not for parking
The city will release a request for proposals to developers to repurpose 29 of the 89 former charging-station sites before the end of the year, according to the Department of Metropolitan Development.Read More
City to spend $25M on trail, greenway and road projects
The nine planned projects stretch across the city. Each connects to existing and planned trails, bike-friendly streets, bus rapid transit lines and city landmarks.Read More
Potential transformation of City Market could cost up to $35M, report says
City officials will present the results of the 209-page report on potential options for redevelopment at a City Market board meeting Thursday, along with concrete plans for $5 million in maintenance and basic improvements.Read More
Thousands of new city trees to go where data shows they’re needed most
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, which plants 3,000 to 4,000 trees in the city each year, is digging even deeper into data and working more closely with local government to make sure its tree-planting plans benefit all areas of the city in a more equitable way.Read More
City officials on Monday released a long-anticipated request for developers to submit ideas for reuse of the 28-story Indianapolis City-County Building, along with studies that show it would take more than $35 million in basic upgrades to repurpose the structure.
The Administration and Finance Committee advanced $10.5 million for a new solid waste facility and $7.5 million for a new firehouse—in addition to letting Indy borrow $126.7 million in bonds for a range of new buildings on the Community Justice Campus and other facilities.
Here are two ideas covering the two largest sources of (non-school) local revenue: property taxes and local income taxes.
Indianapolis is getting serious about possible redevelopment of the City-County Building, now that half of the 28-story monolith is set to be empty within months.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Monday said he thinks the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office should relocate from downtown to the new Community Justice Campus, but that decision is still up in the air, according to Prosecutor Ryan Mears.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said his hesitancy arises from concerns over how such a move could increase the prosecutor’s operating costs.
Earlier this month, the Democrat-controlled City-County Council voted 20-5 for new development standards that add residential and mixed-use districts to push bus usage, walkability and density county-wide.
When Indianapolis Parks and Recreation staff saw a large piece of land up for sale near a well-loved park, they jumped at the chance to add greenspace to the city’s property rolls.
The city of Westfield’s latest lawsuit against Clerk-Treasurer Cindy Gossard claims she allowed an unauthorized and unidentified IT professional to access city computers. Gossard claims she did so to investigate suspicious spyware.
The city’s IndyRent program—which launched last July with $15 million in funding and eventually grew to $96 million—has so far pushed out $53 million in rent payments to landlords of those seeking rental assistance.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s plan, funded largely with federal coronavirus relief, gives $33 million to traditional law enforcement efforts, $82 million toward community-led programming and $51.5 million toward “root cause” services like mental health care, hunger relief and workforce development.
The document criticizes the way the city’s administration and Carmel Redevelopment Commission handled the hotel’s construction and how it announced the project’s $18.5 million in cost overruns.
The Carmel City Council voted Monday to continue its investigation into allegations that former city attorney Doug Haney harassed a city employee without including detailed information from the city’s settlement with the complainant.
City Council President Sue Finkam issued a report analyzing the hotel’s $18.5 million in overruns and recommending changes in the way the council and Carmel Redevelopment Commission communicate.
Housing advocates, including pro bono attorneys and law students, will provide legal advice and mediation and negotiation services during an expected surge in evictions.
The Noblesville City Council voted unanimously this week to approve a list of 80 parcels between River Road and 11th Street that it will need to temporarily, partially or wholly acquire for the first phase of the $113 million project.
Supporters say the rule will provide more transparency when city councilors vote on projects that benefit campaign donors. Critics say the change will benefit councilors who can bankroll their own campaigns.