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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #1181
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Agreed - I have driven and cycled down East Tenth recently, and thought the same thing. The urban fabric there is one of the best in the city - great old buildings screaming for love, but the neighborhood is one of the rougher in town - it will take a lot of time, money and TLC to turn that neighborhood around. i think with rising gas prices, and families shrinking, these are the kinds of 'hoods that will be revived in the next 2-3 decades. the crap that is under construction outside the beltway will turn into the slums - just a matter of time, IMHO.
I think what is going to happen to Indianapolis, is that the rougher hoods will be pushed farther and farther out, untill it reaches a point where the wealthy live in the core, and the poor live in the outskirts. Kinda like it was a hundred years ago. The near eastside will be redeveloped, theres no way dodging it, its proximity to downtown, valuable architecture, etc. Its on the top of the list.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #1182
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What is the glass structure in the SE corner of the City Market lot? Is it built, or planned? (I used to live in Indianapolis, but haven't been around City Market lately.)
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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #1183
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What is the glass structure in the SE corner of the City Market lot? Is it built, or planned? (I used to live in Indianapolis, but haven't been around City Market lately.)
woaH, I never noticed that.
Its neat, what is it for though?
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Old June 15th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #1184
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Thanfully, some of our urban corridors have already started the revival process.

In 10-20 years, I can believe that these will be desireable areas once again. I myself can't wait to see what will become of the N. Meridian Street corridor, which is my favorite street in town and what I believe to be the most "urban" street as well.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #1185
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Speaking of urban corridors what about Madison Ave? I realize it's peppered with tattoo parlors and thrift stores, but it holds some promise.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #1186
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What is the glass structure in the SE corner of the City Market lot? Is it built, or planned? (I used to live in Indianapolis, but haven't been around City Market lately.)
http://bp0.blogger.com/_g-J5F47Klrs/...MSA_aerial.jpg

Just a guess...the developer might be including this structure as part of the overall development to be used as a home for the Indygo Customer Service Center located at City Market.
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Old June 15th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #1187
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I love this pic of downtown. I'm hoping the "core" spreads north, filling in some of those ugly parking lots and lining the parks with highrises similar to Central Park in New York. There is a lot of great land available north of the current core. Imagine the nice views looking down on the World War Memorial and American Legion Mall. I know.... wishful thinking. But with the possiblity of the Meridian Corridor being upgraded and that 14 story building being built near the Grain Dealers Mutual building..... who knows?



HEY CITY PLANNERS...... FILL IN THOSE SPACES!
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Old June 15th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #1188
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What is the glass structure in the SE corner of the City Market lot? Is it built, or planned? (I used to live in Indianapolis, but haven't been around City Market lately.)
From the Kosene & Kosene press release:

A re-invigorated City Market will anchor the west end of the site, and a national supermarket tenant located at the southeast portion of the intersection of New Jersey and Market Streets will anchor the east end. The addition of a new “lifestyle” retail and residential center will integrate attractions and uses – and increase values – of all areas along the entire Market Street corridor.

I guess I should add that's just my guess. :-)

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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #1189
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Here are some photos I took of the new IUPUI Campus Center and one lonely shot of the new IU Cancer Center, two projects that haven't received much attention 'round here. :-)

IUPUI Campus Center (6/13/07):






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IU Cancer Center (6/13/07):



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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1190
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Nice pics! I just took a drive past there this afternoon and I'd really like to go back and get some pictures of the back side of the IU Cancer Center. It's like a completely different building look back to the East.

As long as we're mentioning IUPUI projects, R3 has just started getting its brick facade. And it's wrong....not even close to the brick of the existing buildings. It's a much more maroon brick than the reddish/orange of the other buildings. Someone is probably getting reamed, if not fired, for this.

The Riley Hospital addition is also moving along quickly. There's now a second crane at the site and they're up to 4 floors.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #1191
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One More "Green" Thing!

Forgive me that i dont recall the source i heard this. Perhaps it was a dream (i have weird ones this) Anywaaay, i've heard that the IU Cancer Center is to ALSO have a bad ass "Green Roof"

Is this true?
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Old June 16th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #1192
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Prominent Developer Looking @ Indy!

The founder of the country’s largest black-owned real estate firm, R. Donahue Peebles, spoke at the Madam C.J. Walker Theater earlier this week. His company, Peebles Corp., has $4 billion in projects currently in development in cities like Miami, New York, Chicago and Las Vegas. In a conversation after his talk, Peebles said he and other developers are looking to sink more money into “stable and consistent” markets like Indianapolis now that the frenetic pace in South Florida has slowed. He said he’s considering a project in downtown Indianapolis but wouldn't say where.....

I really, REALLY hope they decide to build something spectacular here! Lord knows we could use another revolutionary development downtown! GREAT luck to them!
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Old June 16th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #1193
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Public meeting on mass transit scheduled June 28


INDIANAPOLIS -- The Metropolitan Planning Organization will conduct a public meeting June 28 to discuss the benefits of mass transit and transit-oriented development, and their link to personal and environmental health. The discussion is part of the effort to assess the feasibility of a regional rapid-transit system. By year's end, a potential route from the Northeastside to Downtown, and a transit technology are to be selected. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the White River Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center at 100 S. Capitol Ave. (Star report)
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Old June 16th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #1194
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^ I encourage everyone here to attend this meeting and show full support. Instead of lettting the NIMBYS be the only ones to show up!! I will be there giving my support, I had better see a few of you guys there!
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Old June 16th, 2007, 05:56 AM   #1195
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After reading the post about the Milwaukee guy's near death experience in the inner city, I was wondering if any of you all here have had close calls in rough parts of the city. Luckily, I haven't although I have driven through seedy parts of Indy. It seems that the near east, west, and south sides of the city are pretty ghetto, but I don't know to be honest.

What parts of Indy are off limits to you all in terms of being too dangerous to drive/walk through?
I'm not sure if there are any neighborhoods in Indy that I wouldn't drive through. Walking is a different story though. Some of the areas around post and 42nd are pretty rough. I used to live at 36th and Winthrop and I would ride my bike to work every day, it was a block or two from the monon (my personal freeway, I miss it). Since I was a bartender/server downtown (rathskeller) I would get off pretty late and ride home. It felt kind of sketchy, but nothing ever happened. I would put on my headphones, ride fast and look straight ahead.

I did have somebody cut me off on fall creek at keystone. So I cut them off on purpose and slowed down to 30 mph for awhile, not smart on my part but I was super pissed-off. They ended up following me to castleton so I pulled into mall parking and kept zig-zagging all of those little side streets that connect all the stripmall parking lots to the main ones and they just kept following me yelling some crazy shit, but I had a full tank and knew where a police station was. I ended up turning left before a long line of oncoming traffic and they just couldnt make it, ha!

So, no. I think you'll be safe driving the city, but I'd just avoid some places all together unless you have to be there.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #1196
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The student center kind of reminds me of one of those new fancy suburban churches with 50,000 members.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 07:47 PM   #1197
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Here's a question for everyone:

Do you think Indy will ever get another pro sports team? If so, how long down the road?

I've heard that Major League Soccer, which is growing in popularity albeit slowly, has expressed interest in cities for expansion teams (Indianapolis being one of them), but there were little to no details. If such an expansion were to occur, it'd be several years down the road.

As much as I would love for Indy to have a MLB team, I think the potential is pretty slim with the Reds two hours away. I think Indy would need at least another million in the metro population to support an MLB baseball team, but MLS might be a different story.

Any thoughts?
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Old June 16th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #1198
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I don't see any chance for a MLB team, not with 6 or 7 teams currently within about a 4 hour drive of Indy. MLS is a possibility, but I don't see it being supported here. I can't see NHL coming to Indy under any circumstance, and the AFL has already come and gone. I'd imagine that we are probably not going to see any more top tier professional sports teams in Indy in the next 10 years. JMO.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #1199
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The NFL is the largest of the pro franchises and having an NFL team tends to have more of an impact on a smaller market, almost like it's two franchises by itself.

I would think that Indy would eventually get a third team, but I don't see it happening for at least 10 years. By then the metro will have expanded enough to fully support a third team.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #1200
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i can see an AFL team again they had nice crowds and it was fun we just had everything fall a apart with ownership and potential owners could kuntz stadium be expanded to like 20,000
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