"Still Calling" all concerned residents
of  Forest Hills, Broad Ripple, Arden, MKNA
 and surrounding neighborhoods!!


URGENT!
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 25, 2016


Details:

    If passed the extra height will dwarf, over-shadow and congest the neighborhood.


    *   The current standard for their desired       zoning (MU-2) is 35 feet. They request a variance to over 50!


    *  The building will be so tall that shadows from its presence will block sunshine to the yards of its neighbors.


    * Traffic congestion is likely to be much worse than current:

            

         - A new traffic signal will be installed at the entrance to the development - about half a block from the existing traffic light at College and Kessler.


         -Parking is provided at a ratio of one parking space per 1.75 units (there are studio, one, two and three bedroom units). Recent changes have improved this ratio slightly.


         -Those unserved by parking availability are likely to seek parking in the neighborhood expanding current traffic concerns. 


    MKNA has voted unanimously to support this development over the repeated objections of the neighbors and expressed concerns regarding the negative impacts on resident quality of life.


    Despite early efforts, MKNA and developer discussions with neighbors have ceased. The remaining height issue is fundamental and crucial to the preservation of resident quality of life regarding this development and sets a very unfortunate precedent (if allowed) for those affected by the next development.


    With expanded height comes population density and with population density comes the other public issues such as safety, traffic, and impact on the community.


    HOW YOU CAN HELP:


    *     Click on, and digitally "sign" the petition.


    *     Advise your friends and neighbors of this

           matter and suggest their signature if                they feel the same as we do.


    *     Use social media to promote the petition.


    *     Join us in the City Council Building in the          second floor hearing room at 1:00 on                 October 13 to voice your concerns.


    This really matters to those who make these decisions (Metropolitan Development Council ) MDC. Please be present if at all possible.


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RED LINE PETITION


We need your input and voice in advocating for clear rules, protections against over-development, retention of the quality of life we and our neighbors currently enjoy, and assurance of neighborhood benefit from the public and private investments that are sure to follow.

Please review the plans and information gathered at this site and check back often for public meeting dates and new information.

Current Issues:








 


 



Learn more about the RedLine Bus Plan HERE.
http://indy.st/1RuMKQH

 
*Indy star Feb. 13th  "Red Line No Sure Thing"
 
*Indystar Feb. 10th Limited parking along College Ave
 
*Feb 11th  Indy Tax Dollar article about the Red Line
the "Stadium to Palladium" plan
 
The neighborhood needs you!
Let your opinion be heard!
 
 
Learn more about our efforts at the links posted below:
 


  • Meridian-Kessler Land Use Plan - which is purported to be the voice of the neighborhood as it relates to development, is contradictory and overly vague. This can lead to over-development and commercialization of  College avenue. This plan sets the foundation for a wide range of developments that could lead to greater traffic congestion, high rise development near single family dwellings, and neighborhood parking concerns to name a few.... and all this is largely unknown to the public.

  • The Red Line EBRT , if not properly designed, could lead to an erosion of the fragile small business economy that currently exists - only to be replaced with the developer's version of our neighborhood centers.

  • Midtown is working to provide public subsidy through bonding assistance and other development incentives to transform the area by encouraging high-density, mixed use commercial investment on College Avenue. Careful neighborhood oversight is vital to limit negative impacts of overdevelopment.



THE PLANS AND DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS BEING MADE NOW WILL AFFECT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR A GENERATION! MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPACTS....