Entries by Jill Saligoe-Simmel

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- […]

Nora 2021: Placemaking

At the October Nora 2021 meeting, we were joined by special guest speaker Scott Stulen. Scott is the Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and a resident of Nora. Scott presented an exciting array of projects from Indianapolis and around the country, with particular attention to places that are similar in character to Nora’s suburban […]

Nora 2021: Where Are We Going?

We kicked off the first NORA 2021 event with special guest acting Director of Metropolitan Development Department, City of Indianapolis, Brad Beaubien. Brad is an award-winning certified urban planner with a commitment to community service, a passion for vibrant communities, and a focus on community empowerment, planning and design policy, and plan integration. Brad’s presentation (provided below) was […]

Proposed Development at 86th & Meridian

At 7pm Thursday, October 1, 2015, the development called “Stonecrest” proposed for the southeast corner of 86th St and Meridian will be heard at the regularly scheduled public monthly meeting of the Nora-Northside Community Council, Inc. (NCC) Board of Directors. The meeting is in the Nora Library Auditorium.         This is a high profile proposal because […]

NORA 2021 Event #1 Recap

Many thanks to the crowd that gathered on Saturday morning at the Dean Evans Community & Education Center (WTSC) on Woodfield Crossing and 86th to discuss the future of the Nora community. We hope you came away feeling more informed, engaged and enthusiastic about the future of Nora within the city of Indianapolis. Thanks also to […]

NORA 2021: Vote for Our Community Priorities

   Nora Community Priorities Survey The second half of the meeting participants provided fast-paced input to a community Liabilities, Assets, Needs and Desires (LAND) assessment. That input will feed the planning process and is provided below. We want to know your priorities! Please click the button below and provide YOUR FEEDBACK (a brief survey of 4 questions).   […]

Indy’s Comprehensive Plan and Nora’s Critical Areas

The Indianapolis Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2005, defines several Critical Areas in Washington Township. New development proposals are measured against this plan. Here we zoom-in on Nora, and highlight our three most Critical Areas as defined by that plan.   WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP CRITICAL AREAS Critical Area 1 Location: 86th Street between Meridian Street and College Avenue. Why critical: […]

Nora Keystone Gateway: Preliminary Design #1

This summer community members met with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) for the Nora Alliance’s first meeting to capture public input regarding Nora’s Keystone & 86th Street Gateway. Check out the PRELIMINARY DESIGN provided by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc and CEC, Inc. We’d like to have your input! Items discussed at July 2015 public meeting:  Appearance of […]

Public Meetings on Red Rapid Transit Project

IndyGo will host several public meetings where you can learn about the first phase of Red Rapid Transit Project (which is anticipated to: stretch from Broad Ripple to the University of Indianapolis), ask questions, and have your voice heard during the engineering phase. This August IndyGo representatives will be in the following locations: Aug. 18 […]

Creating the Future of OUR Schools

Washington Township Schools Community: You Are Invited!   Who:  All Stakeholders in Washington Township (Parents, Students, Staff, Community Members, Residents, & Business Owners in Washington Township) What: Creating the Future of OUR Schools through the strategic planning process.  Our current strategic plan ends in December, 2015 and we need community wide input in creating our next plan for Washington Township Schools. Why:  Give feedback on the future of Washington Township Schools. There will be a brief presentation and then a forum forfeedback. We hope to hear from many voices in the community as we vision for the future of OUR schools. When/Where:  Sessions will be repeated in two parts to give broad access for feedback opportunities. The sessions listed for each part  will be repeated, so please choose one session  listed for each part to attend. All stakeholders are invited to attend anysession listed unless otherwise noted.   Have a Voice!   Part 1: Community Feedback State of Washington Township Schools Presentation & Visioning for the Future August 27, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 PM Spring Mill, 8250 Spring Mill Road, 46260 September 8, 2015 6:30 – 7:30 PM Eastwood, 4401 E. 62nd Street, 46228 September 1, 2015 7:00 – 8:00 PM Westlane, 1301 West 73rd Street, 46260 […]