15 community organizations in Indy receive matching grants from city to fund infrastructure projects

Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 16:52:49-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- 15 neighborhood organizations found out during Mayor Joe Hogsett's State of the City speech Monday that that they will be receiving matching grants to make infrastructure improvements to their communities.

Last December, Mayor Hogsett and the Indianapolis Department of Public Works announced the Indianapolis Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership which awards matching grants to community-based organizations to fund neighborhood projects including sidewalks, street resurfacing, multi-use pathways, and bridges.

To qualify, the organizations had to be located Marion County and to prove they were able to provide at least half of the funding needed for the project, up to $1.5 million.

Here are the organizations were chosen for 2018:

Broad Ripple Village Association: The installation of a multi-modal path along the north side of Broad Ripple Avenue from the Monon Trail to Broad Ripple Park has been conditionally approved, pending identification of funding and feasibility of the site.

Cottage Home Neighborhood Association: A sidewalk improvement project that will replace four sections of sidewalk along the east and west side of Highland Avenue, East 10th Street, and Dorman Street. More than 385 linear feet of sidewalk will be repaired with the construction of this project.

Eden Village HOA: A resurfacing and road maintenance project that will include the standard process of milling, repaving, and crack sealing along streets within the Eden Village Community. This project looks to benefit the neighborhood by providing safe and accessible roads for a 23-year-old neighborhood.

Edna Martin Christian Center: A sidewalk improvement project that will increase safe and accessible connectivity for visitors to EMCC, which includes pedestrians and bus users, as well as for the surrounding neighborhood.

Englewood Community Development Cooperation: A resurfacing and sidewalk project that will impact the users of the PR Malloy Campus, including students and parents, as well as teaching and administrative staff. This project will also provide safe walkability for the surrounding neighborhoods (Englewood, Twin Aire, Tuxedo Park, Willard Park, etc.)

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields: A multi-modal path and enhanced crosswalks that will be installed adjacent to the Newfields campus, connecting to the Central Canal Towpath. This project would also include the installation of a crosswalk at 40th Street and Michigan Road, as well as one at 38th Street and Woodstock Drive.

International Marketplace: The creation of a new multi-modal path along West 38th Street between Lafayette Road and Michigan Road. IMC is asking to construct the first phase of the 10-foot-wide, multi-use path from Lafayette Road to and across from Commercial Drive. This would include an improved pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Commercial Drive and 38th Street. This project would create safe access and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians between residential areas, businesses, and destinations.

Lockerbie Square Neighborhood Association: An improvement to seven sites within the Lockerbie Square Neighborhood has been conditionally approved. DPW will need to do a preliminary investigation due to historic and storm water issues that may hinder a simple solution.

Marian University: The installation of a multi-modal path and pedestrian/bike bridge along the west side of Cold Spring Road, from 30th Street to Cold Spring School and the Indy Cycloplex. The multi-modal path and pedestrian/bike bridge is adjacent to Marian University’s campus, on the west side of Cold Spring Road. The multi-modal path and pedestrian bridge will be constructed on property owned and maintained by the university that is adjacent to Cold Spring Road.

MSD of Decatur Township: A multi-modal path constructed along the west side of High School Road, from W Thompson Road to Decatur Commons. This path and accompanying bridges across Dollar and School creeks will connect the Decatur Commons, Decatur Ridge, Timberleaf and Wedgewood subdivisions to the various schools along this segment, as well as the Decatur Township Administration Office and Carson Park.

Park Fletcher: Road resurfacing within the Park Fletcher Business Park will support 142 large and small businesses located in this area, where the shutdown of the old airport coupled with the recession in 2009 had forced businesses and property owners to defer street maintenance.

Town of Cumberland: Street improvements, including road mill and overlay, sidewalk extension and updates to ADA-compliant ramps.

Town of Wynnedale: Street resurfacing in the Town of Wynnedale along key segments serving Wynnedale residents as well as users from adjacent areas, including the Knoll and Holcomb Estates, White River Gable Apartments, and Marian University. Wynnedale residents will benefit from improved streets during regular public community events, such as the annual Wynnedale Labor Day Picnic.

The West 86th Neighborhood: Street resurfacing along roads within The West 86th Neighborhood. HOA leadership and neighbors will see the improvement of degrading pavement and curb along their neighborhood streets, contributing to an easier drive and increased walkability for all 183 homeowners.

Greystone HOA: Street resurfacing, striping, and curb and sidewalk repair within the Greystone subdivision on the southeast side of Indianapolis. The occupants of all 141-single family homes will benefit from the increased safety and mobility that comes with improvements to street and sidewalk infrastructure.