49th and College - Urban Cleanup builds Sustainable Growth

  • by: CAN DO Indy
  • target: College Avenue Neighborhood Development Organization
PRESERVING AND REVITALIZING OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

College Avenue Neighborhood Development Organization  (A local non-for profit organization) supports the Smart Growth, Mix Use, Live / Work / Walk / Bike / Play / Shop redevelopment planned for 49th and College.

We believe that there is an environmental decay in this crucial block that has limited further development, has contributed to the erosion of the area, and has hampered further connectivity back to downtown.

As a neighborhood association we have requested the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana to help our community transform itself from Brown to Green with Economic Redevelopment a priority.

The City of Indianapolis has been supportive and attracted private dollars to invest into the proposed comprehensive plan to assist in leveraging the needed public/private partnership, and we urge the City and State to work with the existing Programs to begin this long-awaited Regional Transportation Oriented Redevelopment, that will create numerous positive opportunities for us all.

The rebuilding of this historic center of our community, the walkable design, commercial district development, and corridor revitalization has the support not only from CAN DO, but also from the Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association, Harmoni, BRVA, and 12 other neighborhood organizations closer to downtown who affirm their support of these needed public/private partnership investments, helping our city and community grow.

The Uptown Project at 49th and College addresses a wide range of community benefits.
  • clean up toxic commercial site
  • create affordable housing, jobs, and economic development
  • invest in urban infrastructure
  • attract services and create jobs
  • obtain LEED certification
  • develop sustainable models in economics and energy
  • reset the declining demographics of the City of Indianapolis
Smart Growth gives opportunities back to our community and school systems, fights crime, and creates economic development while keeping property taxes lower.

By working with the neighborhood, city planners, state programs, and following the national proven success model for community redevelopment, the strategic assemblage of this important opportunity and location is now awaiting a decision on the completed City application fir the needed funds to begin this project.  

Our goal is to provide energy and assist in organizing the community to also produce Infrastructure enhancements, green bio-swells, bicycle lanes, pedestrian ways, & landscaping for the area. Please sign our petition now and be a part of positive change for College Avenue and the City of Indianapolis.

Remind the City and State that a prioritization of sustainable development along traditional commercial corridors is what you want to see.
We need our City of Indianapolis leaders to step forward and invest back into our community with us, assist with the cleanup and do what is necessary to make this opportunity a reality.  

These problems are being felt all over the city, but College Avenue has the population density and median incomes that make a minimal public private partnership investment pay off many times back to our governing bodies, especially now with the increase in property, sales,  and income tax.

Breaking through the visual and mental road block that 49th and College will created, opportunities that are major delays, eroding our entire community.   Signing the petition below will show the City that people are truly interested in prioritizing the redevelopment of our walkable community, our neighborhoods, midtown to downtown.

The success of "Rebuilding the Center of our Community" depends on caring people like you to spread the word. Please tell 5 friends about this important issue.

We, the undersigned, request the City of Indianapolis assist the needed public private partnership investments, helping our city grow and ensure Smart Growth success, recreating long term sustainability, by assisting making this long awaited Uptown community redevelopment project a reality.
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