Community to Create Shared Vision for Northeast Corridor
Residents, business owners, organizations and leaders of the city’s Northeast Corridor have created a shared vision of better communities and neighborhoods. This is the area’s largest and most comprehensive planning effort to date. Residents and stakeholders have attended regular “Action Team meetings” to share their thoughts on what they would like their community to become and help develop the Northeast Corridor Quality of Life Plan. This has culminated in the NE Corridor Quality of Life plan, unveiled on March 27th, 2014.
The planning area is bounded by 56th Street to the north, 12th Street to the south, Sherman Drive to the east (along with a portion extending to Emerson Avenue just north of 38th Street), and College Avenue to the west.
The plan itself is designed to have significant impact on the numerous neighborhoods in the area including the Old Northside, Herron-Morton, Kennedy-King, Hillside, Reagan Park, Friends & Neighbors, Oakhill, Crosstown, Oxford, Keystone-Millersville, Devington, Millersville at Fall Creek Valley, Keystone-Monon, Martindale-Brightwood, and Fall Creek Place.
The planning process is being convened by United Northeast CDC (UNEC) and the King Park Development Corporation (KPDC) along with 21 significant partners, including the United Northeast and Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Edna Martin Christian Center, Urban Mission YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Felege Hiwot Center, Purdue Cooperative Extension, Street Ball Center, Millersville at Fall Creek Valley, NICSC, Devington Communities Association, Keystone-Millersville Neighborhood Association, Oasis Christian CDC, Forest Manor MSC, Excel Center – Meadows, Marion County Health Department, Project One Love, KIPP Charter School, Oxford Neighborhood Association, and East 38th Street Library.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has sponsored the development of quality-of-life plans in seven other Indianapolis neighborhoods resulting in substantial improvements in those areas. Perhaps the most notable example is the Super Bowl Legacy project that happened on Indy’s near eastside, that leveraged $152 million in improvements to that neighborhood. Funding partners in the NE Corridor plan include LISC, Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors, the Indianapolis Foundation, Salin Bank, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Making Connections Indianapolis, and the City of Indianapolis.