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
The groundbreaking for the new TownePlace Suites Hotel by Marriott is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th at 10am at 629 Russell Ave. Click on the link below to see the official press release. This will be the first of many new developments that are in the works for the Stadium Village area of downtown Indianapolis.
Check out this article about the history of the Stadium Village and the Old Southside
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 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