Culture + Livability + Connectivity

VISION: The NE Corridor will cultivate pride by advocating for clean environments; providing access to safe transit options and fortifying diversity to live, work and play.

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1. Safe access to community neighborhoods and improved accessibility for everyone
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1.1 Encourage ridership along proposed Green and Purple Rapid Transit Lines United Northeast Community Development CorporationKing Park Development Corporation, w/purpose, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Devington Communities Association, City of Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, People for Urban Progress, IndyGo, Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, Design Bank, Destination Fall CreekYear 3-5Increase public transit ridership

Increased participation in safe routes

Sharing of SRS to 100% of schools

Construction of Bicycle Boulevard

Complete enhancements to six (6) transit stops
1.1.1 Support transit oriented development at key locations in the corridor
1.2 Encourage all schools located within the NE Corridor to create their own “Safe Routes to School” plan King Park Development CorporationCity of Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, Center for Inquiry, The Oaks Academy, Tindley Accelerated School, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Public Schools, Health By Design, Bicycle Garage Indy, Indianapolis Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory CouncilYear 1-5
1.2.1 Create a Bicycle Boulevard system that connects residents to local parks, trails, public transit routes
and north-south bike lanes that lead to Downtown and Broad Ripple
2. Identify, promote and reinforce our collective identity, cultural assets and landmarks
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2.1 Install public art on (6) electrical boxes or “invisible canvases” throughout the NE Corridor to unite the community and promote pride in the area (“The Big Picture” project) (Early Action Grant)King Park Development CorporationIndiana Landmarks, Harrison Center for the Arts, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, w/purpose, NE Corridor Neighborhood Associations, United Northeast Community Development Corporation, ACS SignsYear 1-3Complete production and installation of Big Picture Project

Increase the number of residents that have pride in their community

Increase the number of people that visit and/or utilize community assets and landmarks
2.2 Collaborate with IndyGo to advertise and promote local initiatives and area landmarks along bus routes within the NE Corridor IndyGo, Clear Channel, City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Indiana LandmarksYear 3-5
2.3 Further develop the Fall Creek Greenway trailhead at 38th St.United Northeast Community Development CorporationIndy Food Council, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Indiana Water & Soil Conservancy, Mapelton Fall Creek CDC, Indy Parks & Recreation, Indiana State Fairgrounds, BWI, LLC, Dirty Dozen Hunting and Fishing Club, Inc. Year 2-5
2.4 Create a cultural hub within the NE Corridor that showcases local heritage while connecting all residents through social engagementHarrison Center for the ArtsEdna Martin Christian Center (37th Place), Martindale Brightwood CDCYear 2-5
3. Maximize accessibility to the Library and its services (Library Partnerships)
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3.1 Libraries will host activities for neighborhoods and embrace its role as community cultural and resource centerIndianapolis Public Library E. 38th Street BranchNE Corridor school community outreach coordinators, Library Foundation Board, Indianapolis Public Library Brightwood and 42nd & College Branches, United North East Community Development CorporationYear 1-5Yearly increase in Library memberships

100% of schools in partnership with local library

Increase the number of people accessing the library and its services
3.1.1 Create opportunities for people to become informed and engaged on important issues
3.1.2 Engage new audiences to participate in the Library experience and use Library resources
3.1.3 Develop an increased audio-visual Library presence in Library locations to highlight community activities
3.2 Libraries will partner with NE Corridor schools to ensure that all education administrators and their faculty, including home schools, are aware of Library services and see these activities as value-added to their efforts
3.3 Enhanced community awareness of library amenities through increased visibility and social media presence
3.3.1 Place “Pop Up” Library Boxes throughout the NE Corridor (bus stops, trails, etc.)
3.3.2 Seek new library users with library card campaigns and grassroots community engagement
3.3.3 Increase issuance of library cards and offer improved models for library card debt reductions
3.3.4 Create robust collaborations with neighborhood organizations and cross promote activities
4. Improved livability through the monitoring of acquired, developed and re-developed land for the use of maintaining or enhancing public health
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4.1 Promote and seek funding to support projects that will maintain or enhance air quality, water quality, food access and public healthUnited Northeast Community Development CorporationIndy Food CouncilYear 2-5Secure funding for environmental justice projects

Increase the number of eco-friendly residents

Increase access to healthy foods
4.2 56th Street Pond Reclamation-Pocket Park Project: Turn weed infested eyesore into a useable public gathering space for both the local community and city-wide users of the adjacent Fall Creek Trail Millersville at Fall Creek Valley, Inc.w/purpose, Indy Parks & Recreation, Cathedral High SchoolYear 1-3 Complete Pocket Park
4.3 Fall Creek Natural Playspace: Turn empty greenspace into age-spanning natural playspaceFall Creek Place HOAw/purpose, KIBYear 3-5Complete Natural Playspace
5. Strengthen faith-based collaborations
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5.1 Create a faith-based consortium to bring all people/faiths together while enhancing awareness of faith-based programs through marketing, outreach and collaborative projectsThe House of God Church United Northeast Community Development Corporation, NE Corridor Pastors, Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Edna Martin Christian CenterYear 1-5Complete framework for consortium

Increase the number of pastors promoting and participating in the NE Corridor Quality of Life plan

Increase the number of people aware of and utilizing effective programming provided by faith based organizations
5.2 Build capacity of faith-based organizations by assisting them in identifying and obtaining sources of funding needed to support increased programmingIndianapolis Public Library E. 38th Street BranchChurch Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis Public Library Brightwood and 42nd & College Branches, Edna Martin Christian Center Year 3-5 Increase the number of pastors
participating in capacity building
training