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City seeks public input on 25th and Monon community development process

Text-to-vote and survey opportunities for neighbors who live in the area.
Posted at 10:17 AM, Oct 29, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — The city is asking for the community's input on the future development of an area near 25th Street and the Monon Trail.

The Department of Metropolitan Development especially seeks the wants and insights of the surrounding neighborhoods on the near north side.

There are two ways the DMD's Long-Range Planning division is gaining insight into the wants of the community:

  1. Text-to-vote signage asking participants to send keywords through SMS messages. The signage is located within surrounding neighborhoods and along the Monon Trail, adjacent to two of the project sites. Zip codes of participants will also be collected to help DMD accurately reflect trail user experience vs. neighborhood desires.
  2. A virtual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. A link for that meeting can be found on

“COVID-19 has made it increasingly difficult to solicit community input for projects large and small,” Carmen Lethig, the administrator of the Long-Range Planning for DMD, said. “We are thrilled to introduce creative tactics that will complement the other community engagement that is taking place over the next few months.”

The community engagement project for feedback on the 25th and Monon development is also in partnership with the DMD's real estate and economic development team. In total, the plan will include visioning elements and stakeholder recommendations of four DMD-owned sites, according to a release by the DMD.

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