INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis has a new Platform for change that organizers hope will spur revitalization.
That's what LISC, an organization promoting the transformation of distressed communities into healthy ones by way of resident-led development, is calling its hub at the City Market, which opened Thursday.
The Platform – a "next-generation neighborhood revitalization center" and home to non-profit and social entrepreneurship organizations – fills 14,000 square feet in the west wing of City Market, a space that had been so difficult for the city to fill that demolition had been considered, LISC said.
Organizations housed at The Platform include:
- Local Initiatives Support Corp., Indianapolis
- The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
- The Indianapolis Coalition for Neighborhood Development
- The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc.
- Growing Places Indy
- Wishard Health Programs
- The Indianapolis City Market Corp.
- The Indy Winter Farmer's Market.
LISC said Ball State University and the American Institute of Architects will also have a presence, along with many other people and organizations.
The Platform will also serve as a flexible meeting and event space for neighborhood and community organizations.
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