CityWay’s design does a lot of things well. Its site plan is woven into the Indy grid, providing active street edges.
If you want to make the private sector leery of developing in your community, take the certainty out of the process by making it political.
Some of Washington Street's vitality can be recovered. An urban design plan for the street would identify a framework of existing and future landmarks, edges, open spaces and gateways.
Savvy cities understand strip commercial corridors are economically and environmentally unsustainable.
Branded as the 10 East Main Street Business District, the still somewhat spotty and edgy 10th Street is coming back to life serving new bohemians and longtime residents.
Houses in communities that are easy to navigate on foot command a higher price-per-square-foot.