The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission is proposing to take under its jurisdiction 90 buildings on and near the Circle, giving the city stricter control over signage and other changes to building exteriors.
Those seeking the historic designation hope the four-acre industrial complex will be a catalyst for redevelopment of a stretch of East Washington Street.
Two significant construction projects are closer to starting in Irvington, where the district’s East Washington Street commercial corridor is bouncing back even as one of its key buildings faces demolition.
Residents of an area near the intersection of Central Avenue and 16th Street are sparring with owners of a site on its northwest corner who want to build a gas station there. The neighbors had other hopes for the spot, as part of their plans for a pedestrian-friendly 16th Street corridor.
The architecture firm A2SO4 plans to spend about $1 million to renovate a long-vacant former Catholic church near the Lockerbie neighborhood as its new headquarters.
A provisional settlement in a federal lawsuit filed last September against the city by St. John United Church of Christ gives parties in the case six months to find a buyer for the nearly 100-year-old church.
A movement to protect historic buildings in Broad Ripple could target as many as 60 properties.
Residents of Irvington are split over whether to support turning the former Indy East Motel into housing for homeless families.
The designation scotched a deal with CVS that would have funded construction of a new church at another location.
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana has taken over the Romanesque Revival former church known as Old Centrum along Central
Avenue at 12th Street.
The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana plans to acquire the Romanesque Revival former church and is considering moving
its headquarters there.
Sen. Patricia Miller will put on hold a bill that would have have stripped the Indianapolis Historic Preservation
of much of its authority. The bill was
prompted by incidents including a dispute over St. John United Church of Christ.