This neighborhood has taken the initiative to invest in human capital and to reclaim abandoned spaces like the Mallory campus with a vision for a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood welcoming residents and visitors alike.
Just east of downtown Indianapolis, just north of the railroad tracks, is an area centered at the intersection of East Washington and Oxford Streets. They are the doers, the innovators, the community looking to once again spark the city with their ingenuity, intellect, and uplifting spirit. Closely knit with promise and encouragement, is an area so wondrous, where anything is
possible and no idea is too small. Development in this Great Place will increase the momentum of Englewood’s growing sense of community and inspiration as it looks to become an established place of sustainability and innovation
|•||Make walking, biking, and public transit the preferred option|
|•||Create public spaces that are unique, lively, and authentic|
|•||Expand existing and develop new recreation, public health, and
|•||Provide crime prevention education and safety efforts|
Enhance the health and wellbeing of residents by creating natural and
cultural amenities and improving green spaces, walkability, and public safety.
Develop Washington and Rural Streets as destination streets to encourage pedestrian activity, foster biking, calm traffic, and reduce sound pollution
Create a public space at the PR Mallory Campus
Establish a neighborhood health center on E. Washington Street
Increase crime prevention opportunities for neighbors and businesses
Upgrade IndyGo Route 8 to model future Blue Rapid Transit Line
|•||Create mixed-use, walkable developments at key commercial areas|
|•||Promote food production as economic development|
|•||Effectively market existing, but hidden, industrial and commercial assets|
|•||Assist entrepreneurs and small business owners in local investments|
|•||Increase employment density and encourage larger businesses with employment opportunities to locate here in legacy industrial properties|
Utilize the area’s existing entrepreneurial spirit to retain and attract growing,
small businesses, as well as larger enterprises, that will create valuable jobs and
strengthen the community.
Redevelop the PR Mallory campus for new businesses including adaptive
reuse of administration building
Support the expansion of Farm 365 to become a major produce supplier
Support entrepreneurs and remove barriers to entry for small businesses
Recruit larger businesses with local employment opportunities
|•||Provide a variety of housing types and fi nancing mechanisms|
|•||Increase local control of concentrated vacant property areas|
|•||Retain existing residents with homeowner and rental repair funds and programs|
Use diversified housing, homesteading programs, and support for current
residents to bring energy back to the neighborhoods.
Create homeowner and rental repair fund to support existing residents
Establish a homesteading program to attract new residents
Develop a variety of housing options to meet the income, space, and accessibility needs of the neighborhood
Acquire vacant properties for new housing development
|•||Convene an Early Childhood Taskforce to increase high-quality early childhood education|
|•||Develop a local, neighborhood school and excellent K-8 education resources|
|•||Provide education opportunities for vulnerable youth|
|•||Connect adults to education and job training options in the community|
|•||Pursue opportunities with higher education providers and local partners|
Over a rich array of educational opportunities to ensure that children, youth,
and adults have access to high quality public schools, enrichment activities
and training programs.
- Improve access to early childhood education
- Develop a local, neighborhood school
- Support vulnerable youth to improve educational outcomes
- Provide neighborhood access to certifi cation programs for adult learning
- Work with Purdue University and their extension programs on technical training opportunities
Interested in getting involved in the efforts of this Great Place? Contact Joe Bowling.
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