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.
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.
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.
Here are links to the media coverage as well as photos from Wednesdays announcement of the 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.
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
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:
Our next Stadium Village Business Association monthly meeting is tomorrow Wednesday, March 21st and will be back at Sacred Heart Parish located on 1125 S. Meridian Street. 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:
– I-65/70 Discussion and meeting date with INDOT on March 26th
– Liquor Barn hearing update
– Deb Kunce presentation on 4 million dollar Indy Lift Grant
– Evening meeting options
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
**MARK YOUR CALENDAR!**
April 18th – Monthly Meeting – at Citizens Energy (featuring steam plant tour)
May 16th – Monthly Meeting – at Sacred Heart Parish
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.
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