Groundbreaking for South Meridian Street infrastructure improvements took place yesterday

Exciting things are happening in the Stadium Village and Old Southside neighborhood! Yesterday was the official groundbreaking for the South Meridian Street infrastructure improvement project. This project is a part of the Lift Indy project that was awarded in 2018.

SVBA president, Erica Wells had the honor of speaking at today’s official groundbreaking ceremony. This project is a significant investment in our area from the City of Indianapolis.

SVBA President Erica Wells speaks at the groundbreaking.
Representatives from the City of Indianapolis, TWG, Stadium Village Business Association, the Old Southside participated in the ground breaking.
SVBA President Erica Wells with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

Here is the official press release along with a PDF showing the renderings of what the Meridian Street improvements will look like.

The grand opening of The Heirloom took place last night

Stadium Village wants to officially welcome The Heirloom to the neighborhood! In partnership with Crystal Catering, this amazing event venue is the most recent addition to the Stadium Village area and is a great example of the renaissance that we are currently experiencing. With the upcoming additions of the Rise on Meridian apartment building, in conjunction with the final phase of the Lift Indy grant which will be a new streetscape and placemaking along South Meridian St., this area will be a great example of urban transformation and vitality.

Kelly Park officially opens after renovations!!

The newly renovated Kelly Park is now open for all to enjoy. This renovation is one part of the Lift Indy Grant investment into the Old Southside/Stadium Village area. The Stadium Village Business Association provided the seed money to invest in the application process that ultimately led to our area securing the Lift Indy Grant. SVBA members can be proud to see our membership dollars used to help transform our area and make a positive impact on the community.

Mayor Joe Hogsett makes remarks at the ribbon-cutting
Councillor Kristin Jones makes remarks at the opening
Old Southside President Geoffrey makes remarks.

Tru by Hilton opens in Stadium Village.

The Tru by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown ( located at 601 Russell Avenue ) is officially open! The ribbon-cutting took place on Friday, Mar. 5, 2021. Stadium Village welcomes this new development into our area and we are excited for the momentum this project has created and for the other additional developments soon to open. See photos below of the ribbon-cutting event.

The fire station that formerly stood at this location
The Tru by Hilton on the same property.

Photos from today’s groundbreaking of the Tru by Hilton hotel in Stadium Village

Tru by Hilton broke ground today on its newest location in Downtown Indianapolis! The hotel will be 148 rooms and is slated to open spring/summer 2020.  Indianapolis-based companies Prince Alexander Architects and Midwest GC lead the development team for this project; Dora Hospitality Group will be managing hotel operations.

This is another development project highlighting the busy business activity currently taking place in Stadium Village in downtown Indianapolis.

_E9A8743_E9A8748_E9A8757_E9A8760_E9A8776_E9A8785

Media Coverage and photos from the Lift Indy Grant press conference

Here are links to the media coverage as well as photos from Wednesdays announcement of the Lift Indy Grant:

https://www.ibj.com/articles/71106-old-southside-targeted-for-4m-city-investment-through-lift-indy-program

https://www.wthr.com/article/millions-grants-are-won-old-southside-improvements-already-underway

https://www.icloud.com/photos/#0ZToKaW8log7sfw82FzsgSoCg

Breaking News: Old Southside / Stadium Village receive Lift Indy Grant!

Please join Mayor Joe Hogsett & the Department of Metropolitan Development as we announce the second Lift Indy neighborhood on Wednesday, October 31 at 10 a.m. at Kelly Park adjacent to the Concord Neighborhood Center located at 1310 South Meridian Street. There will be a press conference followed by a walking tour around the neighborhood led by Core Planning Strategies. If there is inclement weather, the press conference will be at Concord Neighborhood Center gymnasium.

All Stadium Village Business Association members are encouraged to attend!

About Lift Indy

Each year, the City of Indianapolis designates a new Lift Indy area through a data-driven and competitive process. The selected area will receive a significant portion of two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants – the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

Lift Indy comes as part of Mayor Hogsett’s commitment to transforming Indianapolis neighborhoods. This strategic investment of public funds aims to support the growth of economic development opportunities, the preservation and development of quality affordable housing, creative placemaking, availability of social services, infrastructure, public amenities, social engagement, and other aspects of quality of life that make up a complete neighborhood. The funds will be targeted in areas where public investments could help realize market potential.

IBJ article highlights upcoming development projects in Stadium Village

There was some great press recently in the IBJ about all of the upcoming developments here in Stadium Village.  Check out the article here –>  https://www.ibj.com/articles/69344-downtowns-forgotten-south-side-ready-to-explode

Letter from the Prez, Tom Dale regarding the EVENING meeting next week.

Letter from the Prez:

Dear Stadium Village,

Next Wednesday April 18th we will be holding our first evening Stadium Village Business Association meeting at Omnisite located at 203 W. Morris St. (See picture below)
We thought we would hold one of these evening meetings once a quarter for folks that have a hard time coming to the morning meetings. Omnisite is graciously hosting this meeting for us in their new facility. Tom Ward, Lindsay, and the crew will be serving light appetizers and refreshments to us. Come and see what Tom has done to this age old building that was once a furniture factory.

The meeting will start at 5:00 pm with 30 minutes of networking and refreshments and our meeting starting at 5:30 pm. You’ll get a glimpse of all the exciting projects in Stadium Village, get an update on the neighborhood from Judith Essex, hear about our Beautification plan for May, and also hear about some new businesses moving to the area.

Hope to see you all there!! Plenty of parking is available on the west side of the building. Thanks for all your support.

20180412_123803.jpg

Good Oil Company to redevelop former Emrich’s furniture site.

Demolition crews began partial tear‐down this morning of the Emrich’s Furniture Site at Morris and West Street, making way for Good Oil’s adaptive renovations of the storied parcel.  For more info on the project, click the press release link below:

press release- good oil demolition