All are invited to the Northeast Corridor Quality-of-Life Unveiling on March 27 at 4:00 pm at 3908 Meadows Drive. For more information and to register for the event please go to: NE Corridor Community Unveiling Invite. LISC has supported this plan that covers the neighborhoods of King Park, Martindale-Brightwood, United Northeast and Millersville at Fall Creek Valley. For more information on the NE Corridor process, please visit www.necorridor.com.
As Erika Smith reports in the Star, “What could the Meadows look like? Imagine boulevards for bicycles and buildings designed around mass transit, the mode of transportation that many residents use. Imagine a grocery store finally being built, so residents can have access to fresh, healthy produce at reasonable prices….There are plans to expand the Goodwill Excel Center to help residents get and stay on their feet financially with viable careers. And there’s a goal in place to partner with the Marion County Public Health Department to make sure residents have access to health care…this is an Indianapolis urban area with enormous potential.”
Bill Taft, Executive Director of Indianapolis LISC, is quoted by Jessica Keys in Indianapolis Recorder:
“We have learned through the years that when a community creates a quality of life plan and gets stakeholders involved, a lot happens after that because of that excitement. We’ve seen that in other neighborhoods that have done quality of life plans,” said Taft. “Probably the best example is the Near Eastside. When they finished, it was adopted as the Super Bowl Legacy Project. There’s lots of potential for something like that to happen in the Northeast corridor as well.”