Since 2004, residents and community leaders in the area just east of downtown—including Boner Center chief James Taylor—have raised more than $100 million to improve their neighborhood. The deployment of so many resources to one area is almost unprecedented in Indianapolis.
The city plans to open police-and-fire hubs in two former IPS schools, retrofit
an Eastgate mall department store into an Emergency Operations Center, and build at least two fire stations.
A plan to build a 28-acre sports complex on the southeast side is sparking hopes that a polluted parcel across the street
that formerly housed a Citizens coke plant can be revived as a retail and industrial center.
A not-for-profit group that's hoping to build a retail project at the northeast corner of 22nd and Delaware streets
is looking for tenants after a deal for an Ace Hardware fell apart.