Entries by Jill Saligoe-Simmel

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 […]

Nora Keystone Gateway: 1st Meeting with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

On July 20th, community members met with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) for the Nora Alliance’s first meeting regarding Nora’s Keystone & 86th Street Gateway. This is a summary of that meeting, and invitation for continued public input. The Keystone Avenue Bridge at 86th Street, currently under construction, serves as a gateway to the Nora community. However, […]

Nora’s 86th St / Keystone Bridge Gateway Beautification Project

What would a nice gateway to Nora look like? With your help, we will work with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to answer that question. The Keystone Avenue Bridge at 86th Street, currently under construction, serves as a gateway to the Nora community. However, the bridge, exit ramps, and surrounding land have been neglected for years, collecting trash, invasive plants, […]

Indy Parks Plan – Your Opportunity for Feedback

At the April Nora Alliance meeting, we gathered input to the Indy Parks, Recreation, and Open Space 5-Year Plan. The DRAFT document linked below is an outcome of that meeting, submitted to Indy Parks in June 2015. This is an open, transparent, and community-let effort. Like it? Don’t like it? Your comments, constructive criticism, praise, ideas, alternatives, input, and priorities are […]

Indy Parks Plan Feedback: What We Heard

Opening & Introductions Local resident Bob Weaver kicked off the April 28th, 2015, Nora Alliance meeting with introductions and background from the first meeting of the Nora Alliance. We will be soliciting a steering committee to guide the first year of Nora Alliance activities and proactive community planning. Indianapolis – Marion County Park, Recreation & Open Space […]