Strategic Plans Unveiled For Indy Neighborhoods

Posted: Updated:
The River West Study Area (image provided by LISC) is located in-between four neighborhoods. The River West Study Area (image provided by LISC) is located in-between four neighborhoods.

Local Initiatives Support Corp. of Indianapolis has unveiled the first three strategic plans for neighborhoods in its Great Places 2020 program. The initiative involves engaging philanthropic, civic and private sector partners to help transform a total of six Marion County neighborhoods ahead of the city's Bicentennial in 2020.

LISC says, to date, more than $84 million has been pledged by some 50 for-profit and nonprofit partners toward the community development goals.

The neighborhoods are:

River West, which includes the central portion of the city's River West neighborhood, located on the other side of the White River from such landmarks as IUPUI and the up-and-coming 16 Tech innovation district. LISC says the River West strategic plan calls for building upon its connection to downtown and a growing IT business sector "to create a sense of place from cradle to career."

Englewood Village, which includes an area east of downtown and west of Irvington, is situated near Arsenal Technical High School, the Angie's List Campus, an Ivy Tech Community College center and Willard Park. The strategic plan created by LISC and its partners for Englewood Village involves reclaiming abandoned spaces to create a vision for a "vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood welcoming residents and visitors alike."

Maple Crossing, encompasses about a quarter-mile in all directions around the intersection of Illinois Street and 38th Street and is near the Ivy Tech Central Region campus and the Children's Museum to the south, the Indianapolis Museum of Art to the west, Butler University to the northwest and the Indiana State Fairgrounds to the east. LISC says the Maple Crossing strategic plan will help bridge the city's downtown and north side as ongoing changes continue to Tarkington Park and several commercial spaces "that will appeal to residents of varying income levels."

The program aims to boost each neighborhood prior to the city's Bicentennial in 2020. You can see more on the overall purpose of the initiative by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • Don't Drop Your Guard

      Why do you lock your home every time you leave it? Most likely, you do it to keep thieves out. Since you haven't experienced any thefts, why continue to lock up? Okay, you're probably shaking your head and thinking that I must not be all that bright. You keep locking your door because you don't want to create an opening for the thieves. Then help me understand what I've seen many companies do over the years...



  • Most Popular Stories

    • New Trailer Previews Columbus-Focused Movie

      A national publication has published a theatrical trailer for a Hollywood movie that was filmed in and features an Indiana city. Entertainment Weekly unveiled an exclusive preview of Columbus, which stars John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson and Parker Posey. The film focuses on a Korean-born man, played by Cho, whose father ends up in a coma and hospitalized in the Bartholomew County city. He forms a relationship women, played by Richardson, who is an expert on the local architecture.

    • BorgWarner Center New Chapter in Noblesville

      An executive with Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) says employees will be able to "just feel the innovation, the collaboration, the creativity" of its new technical center in Noblesville. Vice President of Product and Manufacturing Strategy Tania Wingfield was on-hand today as the company broke ground on the $28 million facility. She says the location, which will consolidate the company's existing centers in Anderson and Pendleton, will allow for...

    • Bloomington Chamber Names '10 Under 40' Winners

      The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2017 “10 Under 40 Awards.” The honors are given to professionals under the age of 40 based on their professional achievement, leadership and civic involvement efforts. 

    • Indy Announces New Sister City

      The city of Indianapolis has established its first Sister City relationship with an African country. The city's Office of International and Latino Affairs has developed the relationship with Onitsha, Nigeria, marking the ninth Sister City for Indy. 

    • BorgWarner to Break Ground on Noblesville Center

      Michigan-based BorgWarner will break ground today on a $28 million technical center in Noblesville. The 100,000 square-foot facility will consolidate the company’s existing centers in Anderson and Pendleton into one location.