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Residents fighting Kessler-College apartments

Posted at 8:38 AM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 08:38:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis developer will defend its plans Friday morning to build an apartment complex at the corner of College Avenue and Kessler Boulevard in Broad Ripple.

There will be a meeting in the city-county building Friday morning.

The developer – TWG – wants to knock down the now-vacant AT&T building to build a 151-unit apartment complex.

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Some say the proposed building is too tall – according to development standards.

Opponents also say the apartments would have cheap vinyl clad windows and cement and particle board siding, which wouldn’t fit with the historical architecture of the neighborhood.

"We're worried about the traffic,” Susan Duffy, an area resident, said. “There's not enough parking. Now that we have the Red Line coming in, to us it sort of feels like the city and the people who decided to do this to our neighborhood are trying to turn us into Massachusetts Avenue downtown and we're not downtown."

The meeting is at 10 a.m. Friday, and is open to the public.

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