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IEPZ-100For the past 10 years, IndyEast residents, major institutions and community partners have worked together to create a new story for our neighborhood. We have moved our community forward according to the ambitious, resident-created Quality of Life Plan. We are strong, organized and uniquely prepared to grow our neighborhood over the next decade. Together and with commitments from all levels of the City of Indianapolis, we are ready to invest the time, efforts and resources to fulfill our Promises.


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August Promise Zone Newsletter

August Grants Newsletter


Mayfair Taproom: The Near Eastside’s Newest Community Hangout

Alec Hill and Hilary Powers, owners of the Mayfair Taproom Within the next few weeks, the Mayfair Taproom at 2032 East 10th Street will open its doors to customers, boasting a full menu, family-friendly atmosphere, and wide variety of Indiana’s top-rated craft beers. Thanks to the efforts of Hilary Powers and Alec Hill, the couple that owns and operates the […]

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TWG Revitalizes Ford Building, Catalyzing Economic Growth in Holy Cross

Since its completion in 1914, the Ford Building at 1315 East Washington Street has been an automobile assembly plant, a battery manufacturing site, and a storage facility. Located in Indianapolis’ Holy Cross neighborhood, where many storefronts and former industrial sites are vacant or underused in the wake of Great Recession-related foreclosures and structural changes in the regional economy, the building […]

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Bus Tour Promotes Revitalization of Former Near Eastside Industrial Sites

On June 28, 2018, the IndyEast Promise Zone, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, the Indy Chamber, and Develop Indy, led investors, developers, and real estate professionals on an afternoon bus tour to generate interest in the IndyEast Promise Zone’s former commercial and industrial corridor sites. Organized by the Industrial Redevelopment subcommittee of Work IndyEast, the tour was part […]

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Project Lia Workforce Re-entry Program Transforms Materials and Lives

Project Lia offers a vision of economic inclusivity on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside by equipping marginalized members of the workforce with the financial literacy, communication, business ethics, and personal care skills that are essential to successful entrepreneurialism and employability. It follows that Project Lia contributes to the fulfillment of the Promise Zone’s Work IndyEast objectives as an initiative that combines industrial […]

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Health Careers Opportunity Program Expands Access to Education and Professional Experience

Through support from the John Boner Neighborhood Center and the IndyEast Promise Zone, the IUPUI Health Careers Opportunity Program has given promising young adults in Indianapolis the means to overcome obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from pursuing certificates and advanced degrees in health profession.   In light of the discoveries that Indiana resides in the bottom quintile of states […]

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The Academy at the Lodge Grows Indy’s Music Talent

The Academy at Lodge Studios Offers an Alternative Path to Music Careers The Lodge Studios is a little-known gem located in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood on the Near Northeast side of Indianapolis. This former Masonic Lodge has been transformed into three music studios – one small, one mid-size, and one large. Famous names such as Arianna Grande, John Legend, and Mac […]

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Digging In: A Ceramicist’s Decades-Long Dream Realized in the Promise Zone

“I start with wet clay and if it’s a thrown item I start on the wheel or sit at the table to hand build and make enough to fill the kiln up. Everything gets bisque-fired, which is turning it from clay into ceramic at a low temperature and then it gets coated in glaze and then glaze-fired, so that’s my […]

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Jefferson Electric Expands Through Partnership With Englewood CDC

Englewood Community Development Corporation is steadily making the Near Eastside and the Washington Street corridor a great place to live, work, and play. They were recently awarded a grant from the Office of Community Service (OCS) for the build-out of two businesses – TWG and Jefferson Electric. Jefferson Electric will be using their portion of the grant to continue renovating […]

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Lead Hazard Reduction in the Promise Zone

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) was recently awarded two grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). IHCDA applied for and received funding for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration, and along with that grant they also received supplemental funding for a Healthy Homes program. Both grant programs will being rolling out in 2018. The IndyEast […]

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Radial Point Expands Art Access on the Eastside

“We Are Mirrored Patterns of One Another”: Tammy King brings art to community and community into art on the Near Eastside In 2015, Tammy King walked into the second story of East 10th United Methodist Church amid a mass of old boxes and saw an art gallery. Since August 2016, Upper Room Gallery and Radial Point shows have been a […]

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