Notice: December SVBA meeting will be one week earlier. THIS Wed. Dec. 10th at 8:30 am.

We normally take the month of December off and have a holiday party, but there is enough going on in our area, particularly regarding development, that we felt we should have a meeting.  This meeting is also taking place one week earlier than normal but, will be at the normal time.   We hope to see you THIS Wednesday Dec. 10th at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall at 8:30 am.

Resolving the odor issue south of downtown

To all those affected by the odor that has been present on the south side of downtown, it is time to take action. Our neighborhood liason, Lisa Laflin, has provided the following information about how to be involved in the process:

Click on the link below to take you to a document that details how to be involved in the public notice process.

Metalworking Lubricants FESOP draft 32513d

What we need for each of you to do is to request a public hearing. You can make that request to:

Julie Alexander
IDEM, Office of Air Quality
100 North Senate Avenue
MC 61-53 IGCN 1003
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251

In your writing, you want to request a public hearing concerning Metal Working Lubricants Co. 097-32513-00139.

You can also comment via e-mail at If you comment via e-mail, please include your full U.S. mailing address so that you can be added to IDEM’s mailing list to receive notice of future action related to this permit.

Once that hearing has been set, Bill Beranek has offered to sit down with a group of us who plan to attend the hearing, and help work out a strategy for our public comments at that meeting.

Also, if you aren’t on Lisa Laflin’s email list then contact her to get on it so that she can keep you up-to-date on the process. Her email is

MEETING REMINDER: Stadium Village Business Association meeting is this Wednesday Nov. 19th at 8:30am at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Please arrive at 8:00 am for networking. On the agenda will be next year’s initiatives as well as an update on the Shimp and Whitsett group project and the upcoming DMD meeting we have next week. We are closer and closer to seeing a development project happen in our area. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

IMPORTANT MEETING REMINDER: Stadium Village Business Association meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 15th at 8:30am at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall

Please arrive at 8:00 am for networking. CSO will be here to discuss the last touches to the Land Use Plan for our area and to listen to our input and perspective. This is an important meeting for laying the groundwork for a future plan for our area and we want YOU to be a part of the process. Thanks for your involvement in the Stadium Village Business Association and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

WE NEED YOU!! Volunteers needed for neighborhood mural project for SVBA on Indy Do Day Thursday, Oct. 2nd

Hey gang,

We really need volunteers from the SVBA to help beautify our neighborhood. This is a great time to bond with the neighbors and make a positive impact on the area.  Please RSVP to Ashley at the email below:

Are you looking for something to “Do” on Indy Do Day?! Here’s your chance! Join other members of the Stadium Village Business Association in collaboration with Big Car, CityWay, and IndyHub for a neighborhood brightening mural project! Volunteers will be assisting in painting a mural on both sides of the underpass at S. Meridian and Ray Street (just past Iozzo’s). This will be a fun-filled day that will ensure you will leave your mark on one of Indianapolis’ corridors!

The Mural project will take place on Indy Do Day, Thursday, October 2nd, from 8am-5pm. Volunteers will be asked to sign up for one of two shifts: 8am-12noon or 1pm-5pm. Wanting to bring out your inner Picasso?! Feel free to sign up for both! Please let us know your commitment no later than September 25th, 2014. To sign up, please email

Meeting this Thursday Sept. 4th at 4pm with the Fuller Center.

This is a great opportunity to help with neighborhood improvement!!There will be a meeting this Thursday Sept. 4th at 4pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall with the Fuller Center ( ). We need you to attend to show support for engaging the Fuller Center to take an interest in the Sacred Heart/Old Southside/Stadium Village area. Go to their website to see the type of work they do. They have done a lot in the Fountain Square area and few other places on the southside. They come into an area in a big way and one of the main purposes of this meeting will be for them to better understand what we can bring to the table. They work in clusters of builds and we have over 25 empty lots in the land bank for zip 46225 available. Please try to attend.