Cultivate + Connect Our Places

Whether on a front porch, in a neighborhood park, at a major attraction, or around Monument Circle, all of the stories we consume occur in a place. More than just interesting things to photograph, they serve as the stage for the experiences that give life meaning. The places we build can enhance the experience and understanding of the story or detract from and commoditize them. Winston Churchill observed that “we shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us,” reminding us that the way in which we build our places not only has a lasting impact on how we share stories—they actually enable our ability to create new stories. As an example, Monument Circle’s unspoken ability to bring our community together in times of celebration and in times of angst is as important as its ability to tell the story of freedom and sacrifice through its engravings and sculptures.

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Support activity centers, whether they be downtown Indianapolis, cultural districts, smaller neighborhood centers, or even remote rural destinations, as they often frame much of the Indy experience.

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4A: Downtown Economy

Support efforts that maintain downtown's preeminence as a place to do business.
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03/17/2021

4B: Cultural Districts

Develop a program that supports existing and cultivates new districts that includes community building, branding, marketing, planning and visioning, and implementation assistance.
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August 2018
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03/17/2021

4C: Indiana Avenue

Support efforts to reimagine Indiana Avenue as a cultural district that celebrates and restores the center of Black culture and economic prosperity that once existed.
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03/17/2021

4D: Shop Local

Support programs that help local retail and restaurant entrepreneurs start, promote, and sustain businesses.
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03/17/2021

4E: Convention District

Develop a plan for Indy's convention district to become a 24-hour corridor by promoting mix-used development, trails connecting other nearby neighborhoods, including White River, and placemaking enhancements.
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03/17/2021

4F: Regional Destinations

Connect remote, regional destinations to Indy by packaging them into thematic experiences as well as with physical investments that make them more accessible.
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03/17/2021

Preserve and enhance a diverse array of distinct, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods.

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5A: Neighborhood Development

Support planning for and investments in neighborhoods, beyond cultural districts, that allows them to remain distinctive and competitive.
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5B: Downtown Residential

Support the continued development of dense residential uses downtown, including attainable workforce housing.
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03/17/2021

5C: Neighborhood Identity

Develop a program to support neighborhood branding and investments in placemaking and identity projects.
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03/17/2021

Improve the ability to safely access places across Indy by walking and biking.

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6A: Trails + Greenways

Support development of greenways and trails that connect regional communities, neighborhoods, and attractions, as well as programming and activation efforts.
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March 2021 May 2019

6B: Bikes + Peds

Support development of bike paths and sidewalks in neighborhoods.
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03/17/2021

6C: Connect Downtown’s Outdoor Spaces

Develop and fund a plan to physically connect, with expanded or enhanced pedestrian infrastructure, the large outdoor public spaces downtown used for events.
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6D: Downtown Skywalks

Connect Banker's Life Fieldhouse to the skywalk system and ensure Circle Centre Mall's function as a skywalk hub as it evolves.
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03/17/2021

6E: Railroad Relocation

Relocate downtown railroad tracks to improve public safety and connections and repurpose as a signature green corridor through downtown.
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October 2019 November 2018

Expand and maintain transit and roadway connections across Indy while improving connections to the rest of the world.

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7A: More Flights

Increase direct flights at IND to support economic development strategies and Indy's appeal as a visitor destination.
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March 2021

7B: More Amtrak

Increase and upgrade Amtrak passenger service while advocating for connections to future high-speed rail connections.
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03/17/2021

7C: Support IndyConnect

Support full implementation of IndyGo's Indy Connect transit plan, including its increased local service and three new rapid transit lines.
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03/17/2021

7D: Infrastructure Funding

Support efforts to advocate for sustainable and equitably distributed regional funding sources to maintain roadways, bridges, and related transportation infrastructure.
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03/17/2021

7E: Universal Internet Access

Implement universally available high-speed wireless internet connectivity throughout Indy.
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03/17/2021

Celebrate, activate, protect, and enhance the most distinguishing natural features of central Indiana: our rivers and streams.

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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.
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June 2021 December 2020 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.
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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.
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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.
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December 2020 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.
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03/17/2021

8F: Downtown Canalwalk

Move forward with needed improvements and enhancements to the Canalwalk infrastructure and pursue additional programming and placemaking elements.
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December 2018 November 2018

Create purposeful places through distinctive, authentic, and original design.

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9A: Corridor Placemaking + Beautification

Support investments in streetscapes that enhance the quality of place, including thematic treatments that celebrate nearby communities and attractions.
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9B: Design Quality

Support efforts to increase the design quality of buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces.
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03/17/2021

9C: Iconic Design

Encourage iconic design for investments in signature attractions and skyline-defining developments.
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03/17/2021

9D: Intuitive Wayfinding

Develop a wayfinding program that uses visual cues, like public art, landscaping, unique buildings, and infrastructure design, to help people orient themselves to a place.
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03/17/2021

Strengthen our regional cultural and entertainment attractions while discovering and uplifting smaller, more community-focused ones.

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10A: Community Anchor Attractions

Identify and support smaller community attractions important to individual communities and population groups.
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