New location for tomorrow’s meeting: The Blockhouse. See you there!

This is just a friendly reminder that our next SVBA meeting is tomorrow, March 15th at The Blockhouse located on 823 Chadwick Street.  Doors open at 8:00 am and the meeting will start promptly at 8:30 am.  Special thanks to Shapiro’s for supplying the coffee and bagels!

Our guest speakers will be Lisa with The Blockhouse and John Koluder from Indy Eleven who will bring us up to speed on all of the excitement surrounding the team and the new stadium.  You won’t want to miss this!

We will also have updates on other SVBA and Old Southside projects and new developments in our neighborhood.

Come find out what’s happening in Stadium Village!

Tech company Levementum plans local expansion & new jobs in Stadium Village

Check out the latest tech news happening in Stadium Village –> http://www.ibj.com/articles/62631-tech-company-levementum-plans-local-expansion-new-jobs?utm_source=eight-at-8&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2017-02-22

Historic photos of Stadium Village

Below are some historic photos where you can see the former Wood High School (Currently Union525) in the background.  Photo taken at 601 South Russell – (the current Prince Alexander Architecture) parking lot. 1112131415

No SVBA meeting tomorrow

There will be no meeting tomorrow for the SVBA.

However, there are several topics that we are working on for January.

1) Vince Shimp is planning a development in the 900 block of S. Meridian Street.  Vince’s representative presented to our Dev. Comm. earlier this month.  Stay tuned for more info.  We may have this on the agenda in January.

2) The new City Administration seems to be warming up to us and is willing to meet with us in January.   We are presenting a “Live, Work, and Play” development plan to them on Jan. 30th to see if they will implement a TIF district in our area.  We will have a rough draft for you at the next meeting in January.

3) Jeff Miller, our City-County Councilman has asked us to weigh in on the digital billboard issue before the City.  You can help decide the direction for digital signs in Indy.  Here is the new Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) survey where you can share your thoughts: www.surveymonkey.com/r/indysigns2.

Happy Holidays from your Stadium Village Board!!

Steve Alexander, Tom Dale, John Bragg, and  Kevin Martin

Stadium Village gets local news coverage on WTHR

Stadium Village gets some attention for the new developments happening in our area.  Check out the coverage here–>  http://www.wthr.com/article/new-marriott-hotel-to-be-built-across-from-lucas-oil-stadium

Stadium Village in the news for unique opportunities for the city’s burgeoning technology scene

Look at the following articles highlighting the developments at the Brougher Building (former Wood High School) and introducing the new neighbors we have in our area:

http://www.ibj.com/articles/61469-flexible-lease-space-for-tech-firms-to-open-downtown-next-year?utm_source=eight-at-8&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2016-11-30

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/33827302/the-union-attracts-tech-businesses-to-former-school

http://www.xconomy.com/indiana/2016/11/30/coming-in-2017-the-union-downtown-indys-massive-new-tech-space/

 

Jim Irsay talks about future developments in Stadium Village

Jim Irsay, owner of the Colts, referenced  working with developers to potentially bring hotels with “additional Colts presence” to the area surrounding the stadium.

Check out this link to see more –>  http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/33087326/irsay-says-ymca-is-part-of-bigger-play

Public input meeting for GM Stamping Plant on July 13th at 6:00pm

The City of Indianapolis will be hosting a public discussion on the potential for redevelopment of the GM Stamping Plant site.  It will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at
6 P.M. at the Biltwell Event Center at 950 S White River Pkwy W. Drive.  For more details click on this link –>  GM Stamping Plant Flyer

Major beautification success for Stadium Village

The month of June saw a huge push for beautification in the Stadium Village area.  Several projects were implemented over the past month that helped to highlight, beautify and enhance the presence of our neighborhood.  Key improvements included the following:

  • The addition of 20 concrete planters along the S. Meridian corridor.
  • A new planting of flowers and small shrubs in all of the concrete planters along S. Meridian St. and McCarty St.
  • Regular watering/weeding of all the planters
  • A new mural on the Shimp building on S. Meridian St.
  • The addition of the bison statue at the corner of McCarty and Madison where the I-65/I-70 ramps are located.

The bison statue is a part of the Indiana Association of United Ways “Bison-tennial” art project. This legacy project will help celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday by decorating and displaying 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison with an end goal of at least one – if not a herd – of bison on display in each of Indiana’s 92 counties.

The Stadium Village Business Association purchased a bison and commissioned Indianapolis artist William Denton Ray to paint the bison for our area. His idea behind the painting was as follows: “There are hints and references to Native American culture within the design. As settlers moved west and civilization exploded the bison were driven westward. If you look at our state seal the pioneer is chopping down a tree and the bison is running west. My bison is positioned facing west mimicking the seal but also points towards the neighborhood“.  Check out the photos below to see the great job he did.

Hats off to Dan Hall with Church Bros. for providing the clear coat on the bison, Kevin Martin with UPS, Steve Alexander with Prince Alexander, and John Bragg with John Bragg Photography for getting the Bison statue commissioned, built, transported and erected at McCarty St. and the I-65/I-70 Ramp.  And thanks to John Bragg, Kevin Martin, Tom Dale, and George Coogan for relocating the planters from Fountain Square to Stadium Village and to JP Parker for helping with the purchase and planting of the flowers.  This was a full team effort and produced some very impressive results.  Well done everyone!!!!