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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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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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Pathways Over Pogue’s Moves Forward with Successful Fundraiser

    Pathways Over Pogue’s Holds Successful Fundraiser at the Tick Tock Lounge Pathways Over Pogue’s (POP) is a local, grassroots led initiative to restore an historic bridge along the Pogue’s Run Trail, and advocate for the completion of the trail from the Near Eastside out to Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park. The bridge in question has been a […]

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Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana Awarded Two HUD Grants

  The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) leveraged the IndyEast Promise Zone designation on two applications to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) submitted in September of 2017. In February of 2018, they received notification that both grants applied for received funding! FHCCI serves an important role in creating a just and equitable society in central […]

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A Taste of Detroit on East 10th Street

“It’s about untying knots. Every day you’re going to come across knots and you just have to sit there and figure out the best way to untie those knots.” These words of wisdom come from Chuck Lovelady, owner of Chuck’s Coney Island at 10th and Parker. Chuck’s opened in 2016 and has quickly become a recognizable and popular spot on […]

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A New Art Space on the Near Eastside

  The collection of small businesses, nonprofits, and chain stores on E. 10th St. gives the corridor a unique character, one that extends to the rest of the Near Eastside in many ways. These businesses, along with their owners and managers, are assets in a community too often identified by its deficits. Those deficits shouldn’t be ignored or overlooked, but […]

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Rabble Coffee and Proverbial Grounds

A Near Eastside Partnership with Results Businesses are opening and entrepreneurship is on the rise in the IndyEast Promise Zone. The Buy IndyEast Promise Zone goal states that, “We promise to create healthy commercial corridors that provide desirable neighborhood goods, services and amenities that serve our residents and become a regional destination for shopping, dining, and recreation.” Rabble Coffee began […]

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