8:Waterways

The White River and its tributaries are the pre-eminent natural feature in Central Indiana, otherwise dominated by relatively flat terrain and agricultural fields. They provide much of the region’s drinking water supply and connect countless neighborhoods, town centers, and attractions together. They are a source of recreation, connect many of our regional parks and open spaces, and provide critical wildlife habitat. The natural beauty of water provides timeless appeal and a rare opportunity for natural connection within the region. They are also likely to bear the brunt of projected climate change impacts, threatening the benefits and opportunities they afford us.

ACTIONS

Priority + Progress
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8A: White River

Implement the White River Vision Plan through a funded regional governance strategy, a coordinated regional branding campaign, and implementation of the projects, programs, and policies it identifies.
Active
25%
Encourage
Support
Primary
TTI Role: Primary
December 2020
Last Updated: January 2020 February 2020 June 2019 July 2018 May 2018 December 2017

8B: Regional Blueways

Protect, restore, and enhance smaller tributary waterways in the Indy region to enhance quality of life.
Standby
0%
Encourage
Support
Primary
TTI Role: Support
No Updates
Last Updated: 03/17/2021

8C: Water Quality + Resiliency

Support local, community, and watershed-level efforts to protect water quality, promote green infrastructure, and sustain water resources.
Monitoring
10%
Encourage
Support
Primary
TTI Role: Encourage
No Updates
Last Updated: 03/17/2021

8D: GM Stamping Plant

Redevelop the GM Stamping Plant into a mixed-use campus that extends downtown and embraces the White River.
Active
1%
Encourage
Support
Primary
TTI Role: Support
December 2020
Last Updated: November 2019 September 2019 May 2019

8E: Daylight Pogues Run

Explore the feasibility of transforming the buried Pogues Run stream between Lucas Oil Stadium and White River into a signature placemaking amenity.
Standby
0%
Encourage
Support
Primary
TTI Role: Encourage
No Updates
Last Updated: 03/17/2021

8F: Downtown Canalwalk

Move forward with needed improvements and enhancements to the Canalwalk infrastructure and pursue additional programming and placemaking elements.
Monitoring
20%
Encourage
Support
Primary
TTI Role: Encourage
July 2019
Last Updated: December 2018 November 2018