Entries by Jill Saligoe-Simmel

82nd Street / Westfield Blvd Septic Tank Elimination Program

Below is information from Citizen’s Energy Group about the STEP program coming to the 82nd & Westfield area. If you live in the area shown in the shaded portion of the map below, you are being switched from septic to city sewer. CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER: Sandy Shafer (Citizens) (317) 429-3981 email sshafer@citizensenergygroup.com   BASICS ENROLLMENT […]

The Indiana Fine Arts Academy comes to Nora

Looking for affordable small group or private music, theatre or art lessons? The Indiana Fine Arts Academy is a new non-profit organization serving the Nora area. They offer premier classes in music, dance, art, and theater instruction in an environment where students can increase their knowledge in the fine arts, develop their skills, and apply them through personal […]

PRESS RELEASE: Marion County Transit Plan Implementing Indy Connect

Throughout February public meetings are scheduled to discuss transit plans. The plan proposes changes to local transit routes and rapid transit. The currently proposed Red Line (BRT) phase 2 route would bypass central Nora. The Nora Alliance has requested a public meeting be scheduled in Nora. INDIANAPOLIS (February 1, 2016) – Based on years of planning, IndyGo, with […]

Nora Ranks High Among City’s Most Needed Sidewalks

For all its wonderful assets (like great schools, mature trees, shopping and Monon Trail), Nora still has some of the greatest need for pedestrian infrastructure. A recent study maps Indianapolis’ missing pedestrian walkways (i.e., sidewalks and multi-use paths) and provides a tool to help identify where investment should be focused. It reveals the gaps in the pedestrian network and prioritizes each missing […]

NORA 2021 Community Survey Results

On September 26, 2015, the Nora Alliance held its first Nora 2021 meeting and collected dozens of comments on the community’s Liabilities, Assets, Needs and Desires (LAND).  The top ten most cited ideas in each category were used to develop an online survey made available online throughout the month of October. In all, 124 people responded to the online […]

Better Crosswalks Mean a More Walkable Nora

Great crosswalks send the message that people who walk are important. Improving walkability doesn’t always have to mean significant infrastructure investment. An important part of a more walkable Nora is enhancing the pedestrian infrastructure that we already have. This includes maintaining crosswalks that allow pedestrians to safely and comfortably cross busy street traffic. The Nora Alliance recently submitted a request to the Indianapolis […]

PROGRESS: College Avenue Trail

Construction is nearing completion on the College Avenue Trail! The project will provide a safe pedestrian off-street trail along this often congested section of College Avenue between 86th St. and 91st St. that currently has no sidewalks or shoulder. Getting an off-street pedestrian trail or new sidewalks in a community can take years of hard work. Indeed, for the past 3- […]