A Fountain Square group led by neighborhood business owners hopes to create an “economic improvement district” for the up-and-coming neighborhood, where additional tax revenue could be used for everything from litter cleanup and marketing to capital improvements.
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.