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EPA Investment Highlights Variety of Redevelopment Opportunities on Near Eastside

The recent award of a Brownfields Multipurpose Grant to the City of Indianapolis marks the fifth investment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 2015 that will directly affect the IndyEast Promise Zone (IEPZ). This latest award represents a continuing commitment to environmental remediation and redevelopment by the EPA, the City, and our community. Brownfields, as designated by the […]

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White House Announces List of Federal Programs with Opportunity Zone Preference

Opportunity Zones are federally certified census tracts in low-income areas that provide tax incentives for capital investment. These zones are intended to spur investment in under-served communities, both urban and rural. The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council was created to help coordinate resources that can be used in Opportunity Zones and other economically disadvantaged communities. The Council has identified […]

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Now Open: Minnie Hartmann Center, Affordable Senior Housing

Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) and development partner TWG have completed the housing portion of the Minnie Hartmann Center, a multifamily senior affordable housing building redeveloped from IPS School #78. The Minnie Hartmann Center consists of 64 affordable rentals for adults 55 and older. The Center will also include a full-day childcare center for 150+ children operated by Shepherd Community […]

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A New Life for Sherman Park

For most of the past century, the 50-acre parcel on the northwest corner of Michigan Street and Sherman Drive on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis was a bustling economic hub. Having hosted General Electric (GE), the RCA Corporation (formerly the Radio Corporation of America), and Thomson Consumer Electronics in succession, the tract was a worksite for approximately 8,000 people, many […]

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Can Public Art Reduce Crime? Near Eastside Neighbors, Artists, and Officers Think So.

For many residents of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Arts Garden, Gallery 924, and the Indy Arts Guide are the most obvious emblems of the Arts Council of Indianapolis citywide. Lesser known are the Arts Council’s efforts to secure major grants for community-led arts initiatives in pursuit of its mission to “advocate for the need and importance of broad community funding and […]

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EPA Investment Highlights Variety of Redevelopment Opportunities on Near Eastside

The recent award of a Brownfields Multipurpose Grant to the City of Indianapolis marks the fifth investment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 2015 that will directly affect the IndyEast Promise Zone (IEPZ). This latest award represents a continuing commitment to environmental remediation and redevelopment by the EPA, the City, and our community. Brownfields, as designated by the […]

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White House Announces List of Federal Programs with Opportunity Zone Preference

Opportunity Zones are federally certified census tracts in low-income areas that provide tax incentives for capital investment. These zones are intended to spur investment in under-served communities, both urban and rural. The White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council was created to help coordinate resources that can be used in Opportunity Zones and other economically disadvantaged communities. The Council has identified […]

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Now Open: Minnie Hartmann Center, Affordable Senior Housing

Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) and development partner TWG have completed the housing portion of the Minnie Hartmann Center, a multifamily senior affordable housing building redeveloped from IPS School #78. The Minnie Hartmann Center consists of 64 affordable rentals for adults 55 and older. The Center will also include a full-day childcare center for 150+ children operated by Shepherd Community […]

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A New Life for Sherman Park

For most of the past century, the 50-acre parcel on the northwest corner of Michigan Street and Sherman Drive on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis was a bustling economic hub. Having hosted General Electric (GE), the RCA Corporation (formerly the Radio Corporation of America), and Thomson Consumer Electronics in succession, the tract was a worksite for approximately 8,000 people, many […]

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Can Public Art Reduce Crime? Near Eastside Neighbors, Artists, and Officers Think So.

For many residents of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Arts Garden, Gallery 924, and the Indy Arts Guide are the most obvious emblems of the Arts Council of Indianapolis citywide. Lesser known are the Arts Council’s efforts to secure major grants for community-led arts initiatives in pursuit of its mission to “advocate for the need and importance of broad community funding and […]

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