Neidhammer Launches Cowork Studio

Neidhammer Coffee Co., located on E Washington St., finished renovating the second and third floor of their building and opened their Cowork Studio and event space. The three story building, est. 1900, survived a tornado and a roof collapse and used to be home to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), a drugstore, a salvage shop, and more. The second […]

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A Bit of History: Golden Ace Inn

Help us in recognizing some of Indianapolis’ Near Eastside historic businesses. These businesses shed light on the stories of former neighborhood residents, entrepreneurs, immigrants, and industries home to the Near Eastside. In search of a St Patrick’s Day celebration? Hit-up the historic, Near Eastside McGinley’s Golden Ace Inn for one of the top 8 St. Patrick’s Celebrations in the world […]

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Indy Voters Approve Transit Funding

On November 8 of 2016, Marion County voters approved an  income tax, up to 0.25%, dedicated to funding an improved public transportation system in Marion County. The new revenue will fund operational expenses and other costs outlined in the Marion County Transit Plan. The final decision now moves to the Indianapolis City-County Council. Once approved, IndyGo will proceed with implementation, planning, […]

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Twin Aire is Getting Attention

On November4th, 2016, Citizens Energy Group announced that they were awarded a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Funding from this grant will allow for the implementation of a redevelopment strategy designed by Citizens in partnership with the City of Indianapolis and other community groups including the Twin Aire Coalition. Citizens will match EDA funding with $375,000 bringing […]

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Oxford Place Event Photos

The ribbon cutting for the new Oxford Place Senior Apartments was Saturday at 9a.m. There was an invocation from Greater Light Church of God in Christ pastor, Alonzo Aron. Then, short speeches by John Hall from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Clifton Snorten from the Office of Congressman Andre Carson, Jeff Bennett from the City of Indianapolis, and Tedd Grain […]

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Oxford Place is Opening

The former site of Crown Laundry (also a former brownfield), is about to begin its new life as an energy efficient, 30-unit residential building for low-income seniors. The project was developed by Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC) with The Whitsett Group (TWG), and financing was aided by tax credits awarded from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). The […]

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Capacity Building

Capacity building is an important part of the Promise Zone designation. It is about empowering residents and stakeholders, through resources, collaboration, and connections, to be able to revitalize and maintain healthy, active communities. Capacity building is about gathering support that enables the power to do, experience, or understand something. Promise Zone designations have been granted to 22 urban, rural, and […]

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Does the Promise Zone designation equal money?

It is completely normal for misunderstandings and confusion to occur whenever a new government policy or program is implemented. Often new rules and requirements get miscommunicated or information may be misunderstood. For the Promise Zones, how preference points and funding opportunities are managed has been one of the most confusing factors for the public and media. The first Promise Zone […]

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Meet the Buy IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA

This week, meet the Buy IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA, Mary Clanton! Mary has lived on Indy’s near Eastside her whole life and if you too are an Indy Eastside native, you might know her mother! Here are Mary’s responses to my questions: What do you love about Indy?               I love the communities that have been created in Indy. When […]

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