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Group eyes new vision for Circle

A group of local business and civic leaders are hoping to transform Monument Circle into a grand public space in the European model, a pedestrian-friendly piazza that draws crowds year-round to…

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Buzzkill: IHPC kills giant keg signs

Someone must’ve been drinking when they came up with this: A proposal submitted to the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission last month called for three 10-foot-tall, protruding kegs with taps facing the…

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Update: Monon Place approved

The Metropolitan Development Commission approved a $15-million Broad Ripple redevelopment project by a 9-0 vote this afternoon, disagreeing with a handful of vocal remonstrators. In siding with the developer,…

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Fun with tax abatements

A couple of development projects that would include tax abatements are up for hearings Wednesday at the Metropolitan Development Commission:

Community Hospital of Indiana Inc. plans to spend $3.7 million updating and expanding…

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JW work to begin in June

A three-year project to build a new convention headquarters hotel along West Street now is scheduled to begin on June 1, immediately after the Indianapolis 500, said Mike Wells of developer REI…

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IRT plans $3M renovation

The Indiana Repertory Theatre has won a $3-million grant from the Lilly Endowment to fund renovations of the Indiana Theatre building at 140 W. Washington St. IRT plans to…

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Update: Wells auction delayed

Brokerage firm Colliers Turley Martin Tucker has delayed an auction of three parcels near Meridian and 16th streets that previously housed the Payton Wells car dealership. Auctioneer Bob Getts…

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Obama taking downtown space

Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign plans to temporarily take over one of the city’s most prominent retail spaces. The campaign has reached a deal to open an office in Flagstar Bank’s former…

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Dome souvenirs & Babe Denny

This week brought potential resolution for a couple of disputes in the neighborhoods surrounding Lucas Oil Stadium:

Board limits RCA Dome souvenir proceeds to $200K
The Capital Improvement Board today agreed to rework an…

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‘Major downturn’ for construction

Wondering why development news seems to have ground to a halt? The nation’s housing and economic woes are hitting development firms and slowing the demand for construction. The American Institute of Architects…

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Sinks, brownfields and insurance

Getting you up to date:

Airport sinks approved
The Indianapolis Airport Authority board has approved an obscure bid package known as “T-31” that provides for the installation of floor-level foot sinks for…

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Wheeler staying put downtown

Wheeler Mission Ministries has no plans to sell its prime downtown real estate, despite financial troubles that have led the not-for-profit to close its eastside operation. Wheeler said it plans…

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City may lift Pan Am covenant

Indiana Sports Corp. has asked the city to reduce the portion of Pan Am Plaza included in a covenant that restricts development. If approved, the updated covenant would cover only 10,000 square feet,…

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