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2014 - a great year in the works!

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This year we will welcome TCC Software Solutions to their new headquarters at 52nd and Winthrop Ave (the former Bee Window location).  TCC, a well-established business that has outgrown their current space downtown, was attracted to the proximity to the Monon Trail and the livable, walkable neighborhood.  We began working with TCC several months ago on their plans to invest over $1.3m into the renovation of the existing building for their 100-person workforce, and we are very excited for them to join us as one of the largest employers in all of Midtown.

The 52nd to 54th stretch of Winthrop Ave has long been a redevelopment priority for MKNA.  Current efforts are underway with area neighbors to envision substantial infrastructure improvements that not only repair the aging streets and sidewalks, but also to look at pedestrian friendly improvements, engagement with the Monon Trail and significant improvements to the overall streetscape.  Encouraging the City to make these improvements will validate the private investments from TCC Software, Developer Town, Bent Rail Brewery and others along this corridor. 

A recent Indianapolis Business Journal article shares more details on TCC and their proposal for a tax abatement: http://www.ibj.com/software-firm-seeks-tax-breaks-for-hq-move-expansion/PARAMS/article/45597

Our Land Use group continues to work on the Meridian-Kessler Plan, which will ultimately be adopted by the City as the guiding plan for redevelopment within our bounds.  Parts of that plan are already being used as we continue to encourage redevelopment of our commercial nodes, especially 49th and College, 46th and College, and the 38th Street Corridor.  As the economy continues to improve, we are very encouraged by the potential interest in these areas and are hopeful to see significant investments in the near-term.

Other areas of our organization are hard at work as well: focusing on education options to keep our families from moving out of the neighborhood; seeking City investment into our roads and sidewalks to relieve the backlog from many years of neglected infrastructure; continuing efforts to improve public safety; and working on solutions for vacant houses—just to name a few!  And, of course, the Home Tour committee is in full swing making 2014 another record-setting Home Tour weekend.  (Mark your calendars for June 6-8th!)

As we approach next year’s 50th Anniversary of our association’s establishment, our focus remains the same— building and maintaining the most vibrant, urban neighborhood in Central Indiana and making it the best place to live, work, shop, play, learn and grow.  We appreciate each and every dues-paying member whose support allows us to continue on our mission—thank you! 




 

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