Entries by Jill Saligoe-Simmel

Suspicious Activity 03/14/15

On March 14, 2015 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., two very suspicious-looking men were seen driving an unmarked white mini-van through the College Commons neighborhood.  They came up to the door of a home on Warwick Rd and offered very cheap prices on good steaks and said the neighbors at that residence had bought […]

Community Districting Initiatives Around Us

Indy’s Cultural Districts and Commercial Corridors are getting a lot of attention these days – and increasing promotion and investment from the city. To our north, communities are heavily investing in place-making, such as the Carmel Arts & Design District. There are six well branded “Cultural Districts” in Indy. The Indianapolis Cultural Development Commission has successfully […]

Indy’s Community Districts: Where Does Nora Fit?

Strong place-making initiatives are thriving all around the city that serve to define cultural, residential and commercial “districts.” Districting efforts are largely locally led initiatives to promote communities, and their efforts drive future planning and investment. Indianapolis’ Strategic Plan 2014 and current Plan 2020 initiatives are aggressively pursuing strategies to promote and invest in well defined community districts. […]

Indy’s Complete Streets Policy

On March 5, 2014, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization – IRTC Policy Committee approved a complete streets policy for the Central Indiana region. How do those plans affect Nora? Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users of all ages and […]