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10 projects share $5 million in neighborhood grants from Public Works

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday which infrastructure projects wil get grant money.

The mayor in December asked neighborhoods to submit proposals. 

The Public Works department’s Indianapolis Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership will spend more than $5 million in 10 different projects, including rehabilitating Talbott Street at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and resurfacing 22nd Street by Martin University. 

Martin President Sean Huddleston said, “Right now, if you go out there, you’ll see that we have some potholes and some cracks and things. It’s really important for the convenience of our students and faculty, our visitors, we want to make sure they have a nice place to come and not have to worry about any damage to their vehicles.” 

Public Works has estimated $126 million will be spent on infrastructure in 2019. 

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From the city, here is information on the projects receiving grants: 

  • Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site (1230 N Delaware Street): DPW will partner to rehabilitate Talbott Street, a component of the site’s “Presidential Commons and Advancing American Democracy Plaza” project. Improvements are engineered for enhanced access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Glennwood Homeowners Association (6781 Wandering Way): DPW will match HOA funds available from member dues to replace raised or cracked sidewalk panels in this neighborhood, increasing safety and accessibility for pedestrians.
  • Knollwood Valley Homeowners Association (7275 Knollvalley Lane): DPW will match funds available via the HOA ‘repaving reserve’ fund to resurface Knollvalley Lane and repair curb where it is needed. KVHA has been working to designate funds to such a project in the 20 years since the last repaving of this street.
  • Martin University (2186 N Sherman Drive): DPW will partner to resurface 22nd Street, between N Sherman Drive and Avondale Place. A key route for Martin University faculty, students and staff, road resurfacing along 22nd Street will also improve access to Cornerstone Community Mental Health Clinic, the Warren Township High School Equivalency Program, and the Hoosier Crescent Foundation free medical clinic.
  • Near North Development Corporation (1630 N Meridian Street): DPW will partner to construct a multi-modal path, running along Capitol and Senate avenues, and providing critical connection to existing pedestrian infrastructure at IU Health Downtown, the Fall Creek Trail, and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. A 2017 questionnaire of more than 400 people for the Near North Future Development Plan identified the ease of biking and walking as a top neighborhood priority.
  • Rocky Ripple Community Association (930 W 54th Street): DPW will partner to resurface Canal Boulevard, between 54th and 53rd streets, improving the access way for homes along the canal in Rocky Ripple.
  • Spinnaker Cove (5702 Kirkpatrick Way): DPW will partner to improve the entrance to the Spinnaker Cove neighborhood, off of Masters Road. Work will include concrete and asphalt paving, as well as improvements to concrete roll curbs and impacted storm sewer infrastructure.
  • The Town of Williams Creek (620 Forest Boulevard): DPW will partner to resurface Broadway Street, from its intersection with Morningside Drive to just north of 81st Street. As a main artery for the community, this resurfacing will increase access for emergency vehicles, motorists and cyclists. 
  • The Town of Homecroft: DPW will partner to reconstruct Maynard Drive, from Shelby Street to Madison Avenue in the Town of Homecroft. Improvements will include resurfacing the street as well as repairs and replacements of curb ramps and sidewalks as needed to meet ADA criteria. This project is outlined as a need in the Town’s Asset Management Plan.
  • Woods and Meadows Subdivision Homeowners Association (4630 Goldenrain Court): DPW will partner to resurface streets in the public right-of-way as well as completing a final segment of sidewalk, thus promoting connectivity with the nearby Coventry Park development.

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