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Sinks, brownfields and insurance

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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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New life for Eastgate

The long-vacant Eastgate Consumer Mall finally is getting a new tenant: a data-storage and web-hosting company. City officials are planning an 11 a.m. announcement today detailing an expansion for locally based…

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Fixing a crumbling canal walk

The oldest portion of the downtown canal walk could soon get a $3.2-million upgrade. The city is finalizing plans for new pavement, stairs, retaining walls, lighting and railings along…

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New mayor, now what?

Real estate developers today are trying to sort out the implications of a major upset in the mayor’s race. The mayor-elect, Republican Greg Ballard (pictured), didn’t reveal much about his philosophy on…

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How much is this land worth?

State officials are challenging a $7-million assessment for a 2.3-acre parking lot sandwiched between the RCA Dome and Lucas Oil Stadium. The state has launched eminent domain proceedings, and the owner isn’t…

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Deflating the Dome

Demolition crews will begin letting air out of the RCA Dome as early as next spring. Deflating and removing the Dome’s fabric roof is the first step of a five-month demolition process,…

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Another delay for MSA

Hopes for a quick decision on who will redevelop the Market Square Arena site are quickly fading. City officials had promised a decision by July at the latest, but the political climate…

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Feds cancel deal for FBI headquarters

The federal government has canceled a contract with a Missouri developer chosen to build a new FBI field office in Castleton. The U.S. General Services Administration awarded the $38-million contract to Kansas City-based…

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Is this photo illegal?

Should it be against the law to photograph the City-County Building? Some in Indianapolis law enforcement think so. The IBJ photographer was told today that taking pictures of the building is a…

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Taxpayers’ MSA price uncertain

Neither of the teams hoping to redevelop the Market Square Arena site mention a specific figure for city incentive in documents filed with the city, but both say they need public money to make their projects work. In the $150-million…

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