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
Our next Stadium Village Business Association meeting is this Wednesday, February 21st and will be offsite at INDUSTRY located on 545 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225. It is located right next to the Blue and White station. Come and learn about this new event venue right in our neighborhood! They will be giving tours and providing information on the space. There is plenty of onsite parking available.
Doors will open at 8:00 am with coffee and bagels to start your morning. Compliments of Shapiro’s! We will begin promptly at 8:30 am.
We have some great topics you won’t want to miss:
-Luci Conlon (INDUSTRY)
-Kevin Kirkoff (Indy Eleven)
-Updates on NEW development projects (Kraft Factory Lofts, Furniture business on South Meridian)
-Liquor Barn update/next hearing date
Why join SVBA? By attending our monthly meetings, SVBA members can take advantage of the many opportunities listed below:
-Have a voice/vote on development in our area
-Host an offsite meeting or evening social this summer or fall
-Spotlight your business
-Contact list access for upcoming news and event promotion
-Networking with other business leaders and city officials in the community
If you haven’t already sent in your membership dues for 2018 please do so. Below are the links to the membership form as well as the credit card form if you prefer to pay by credit card.
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
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
With the new administration coming on in the City of Indianapolis, it is unclear what will happen to our current neighborhood liaison. If you are interested in keeping Lisa Laflin on as our neighborhood liaison for the South Center Region please send an email requesting this to email@example.com
Lisa has been a champion for the people of the Stadium Village area and the Old Southside neighborhood by regularly attending meetings and providing us with resources, information and support about anything related to our neighborhood and our needs. She would appreciate any support you can provide.
Below are a couple of links to ideas for development in areas that surround football stadiums. These proposals can give us some ideas for what can become of the areas surrounding Lucas Oil Stadium. The first is a proposal for a new stadium for the St. Louis Rams. The second link is about developments taking place around the Green Bay Packers stadium (Lambeau Field). Interesting stuff.
For those commercial property owners who want to improve the look of their facade (and beautify the neighborhood), there is grant money available to help out. Some of the members of the SVBA have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past. If interested look at the link below to find out details. This is time-sensitive because the application deadline is Jan. 9th.
The PUP seats went in this morning at both the Parish Hall Bus stop as well as the stop at the corner of S. Meridian and McCarty. They look great and help to further enhance the neighborhood by providing public art that is functional, sustainable, artistic and historic. The sign showing the SVBA’s sponsorship of the PUP seats is also prominently displayed. For more info about the PUP seat program you can visit this link
In collaboration with Indianapolis Downtown Inc., and Cummins we will help plant and clean-up the neighborhood to help beautify it for the fall and to prepare it for Super Bowl XLVI here in Indianapolis. Cummins is providing the plants and a budget for watering up until the Super Bowl. None of this money comes out of our beautification budget. So, we ask that as many members as possible show up to help lend a hand and show support for what IDI and Cummins are doing for us. These days are fun and they go quickly with the right number of volunteers. So please come out on Oct. 28th from 1-4 pm. We will meet at Midwest Computer Associates at 850 S. Meridian St.