IBJ Podcast: How is the Big Car arts group changing the Garfield Park neighborhood?
Host Mason King talks with Big Car CEO Jim Walker about the art campus the organization has developed in the neighborhood and how the group is trying to ensure artists aren’t eventually priced out of being there.Read More
Big Car behind on Garfield Park revitalization, but confident it will finish
The centerpiece of the project—transforming a 40,000-square-foot former factory into an arts and cultural space—has not begun, but home renovations and greenspace development are underway.Read More
Twin Aire waits to see what Community Justice Campus will bring
Seven months before the bulk of the campus opens southeast of downtown, neighborhood residents are waiting to see if the promise of accompanying redevelopment comes to pass.Read More
Eastern Star’s new youth center on the rise with help of $8M Lilly grant
A new kids hub, dubbed the ROCK Community Center for Children & Youth, is under construction at 5750 E. 30th St. and is set to open next year.Read More
The performing arts center will provide piano, musical theater and improv, music production, songwriting and creative youth development classes.
Dozens of Indianapolis community organizations based in districts experiencing high levels of violent crime will receive grants aimed at addressing root causes of crime and violence.
The grants will help fund wellness projects supporting communities that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic
Edna Martin Christian Center’s new $6.8 million Leadership and Legacy Center will boost the 80-year-old not-for-profit’s youth-services capacity by 10 times.
At least eight community organizations will join the city’s Office of Public Health and Safety on Indianapolis’ northeast side Saturday to kick off the anti-violence series.
BCA Environmental Consultants LLC is one of many firms that helps local governments and businesses figure out how to clean up messes, commonly called “brownfields.”
The smooth limestone building at 3902 N. Illinois St. with streamlined Moderne design touches has been vacant since a brewpub closed there in 2018. Before that, it was a Double 8 Foods store and the Hoster-Hiser Ford and Lincoln-Zephyr car dealership.
The Anthem Foundation and LISC Indianapolis on Tuesday announced a major initiative to provide more equitable food access, starting with one Indianapolis neighborhood.
The neighborhood will receive about $3.5 million in funding over the next three years from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Investment Partnership Program and the Community Development Block Grant program.
At Eskenazi Health, Tedd Grain, who had been at LISC since 2009, will be tackling food access issues, economic mobility and other social factors that affect local residents’ health status.
A $70 million mixed-use proposal—later withdrawn—by Buckingham Cos. for property at 719 Indiana Ave. owned by the Walker Center met significant opposition.
City program Lift Indy will direct $4 million in investment throughout the neighborhood. Many of those projects are already underway or will be launched in 2021.
Proposal 337 could move the needle forward on food insecurity and access problems by creating a structure that brings together and guides stakeholders already working on solutions.
Cook has partnered with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and several other community organizations to build the manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 100 employees on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
Situated across from Douglass Park, the project would feature a 17,450-square-foot structure with 34 two-bedroom apartments and about 60 parking spaces.
Indianapolis-based Cityscape Residential’s plans to ask the city for an $8 million TIF bond to help support its 287-unit luxury apartment complex. The project is also slated to feature a potential three-story, 30,000-square-foot office building.
He has a big plan for the south side of downtown, but the plan is ever evolving and it will require hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and large-scale rethinking of development along the Interstate 70 corridor.