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Indy Brownfield Accelerator Program

Indianapolis LISC’s Fostering Commercial Urban Strategies (FOCUS), Great Places 2020, and Reconnecting Our Waterways (ROW) created the Indy Brownfield Accelerator Program convening experts and industry leaders to expedite the redevelopment of city brownfields. The project provides technical assistance sessions with the ROW Economic Environmental Resource Panel which includes an attorney, environmental consultant, government brownfield redevelopment representative, and developer with brownfield experience. Those interested in developing a property, but are concerned it may be or is a brownfield, fill out the Indy Brownfield Accelerator RFI. The first Indy Brownfield Accelerator Forum is on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 11:30am – 1:00pm … Continued

City Celebrates Dedication of Central State Greens NFL Field

Central State Greens, a redevelopment project encompassing over 9 acres at the heart of the former Central State Hospital site, is made possible by a unique partnership between LISC Indianapolis, the City of Indianapolis, and Reverie Estates. Central State Hospital, created in 1827, once cared for nearly 3,000 patients on its 140 acre grounds. Funding cuts led to the hospital’s closure in 1994 and the site has been vacant and in deteriorating condition ever since. Its revitalization has been a centerpiece of the Near West neighborhood Quality of Life plan.   The development connects the Near West neighborhood and residents with students at IUPUI, an … Continued

Indianapolis LISC Presents at the Midwest Regional Sustainability Conference

Indianapolis LISC’s Tedd Grain joined a delegation from Indianapolis that included Melody Park (City of Indianapolis—Office of Sustainability), John Hazlett (Williams Creek Consulting), Kelly Harris (Reconnecting to Our Waterways) and McKenzie Beverage (Butler University—Office of Sustainability) to participate in Green Umbrella’s Midwest Regional Sustainability Conference.  Tedd presented on LISC and Indy Food Council’s efforts to improve food systems in Indianapolis.     For more information on the conference, visit the Green Umbrella website.  For more information on the Indy Food Council, visit their website.       

Public Meeting: Mass Ave. Brookside Industrial Corridor

Join fellow neighbors and Riley Area Development Corporation for the 3rd public meeting about the Mass Ave. Brookside Industrial Corridor.  This is an opportunity for residents, concerned citizens, and those with experience in redevelopment to share ideas, ask questions, and give feedback to consultants on issues such as infrastructure, job creation, buffering, crime, community engagement, etc.  The meeting will be held at Spades Park Library on May 13th from 6pm – 7pm. 

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