Just Southeast of downtown Indianapolis is a community that serves as home to a highly diverse group of 2,300 residents.

This neighborhood has a rich history as a place of invention and craft, this neighborhood seeks to create a walkable community with an identifiable center, while offering a mix of public spaces and facilities, with quality education options and small business opportunities, all within a unique mix of market-rate housing which is affordable for working-class families and seniors.

Development in this Great Place will continue to increase as the City of Indianapolis confirmed plans to acquire the former Citizens Manufactured Gas & Coke Plant, with the eventual goal to turn the site currently known as Pleasant Run Crossing into a home for Indianapolis’ Community Justice Campus

Twin Aire: Full Strategic Plan

Twin Aire: Abbreviated Strategic Plan and Map

Livability Goals
  • Increase connectivity throughout the area by expanding trails, improving pedestrian infrastructure, and creating opportunities to access a variety of transportation options

  • Expand access to art, nature, and recreational opportunities for all residents

  • Improve public health and safety

  • Create a community center

Opportunity Goals
  • Establish a dense, mixed-use center of activity that attracts local businesses and enhances economic development initiatives

  • Increase employment opportunities for local residents and create an economic development initiative that leverages the strengths of the neighborhood to attract local businesses and higher paying employers

  • Create resources for entrepreneurship and minimize barriers to entry for small businesses

Vitality Goals
  • Ensure that the area will remain affordable for residents of all income levels by developing programs to assist current residents to remain in their neighborhood

  • Improve the quality of the existing housing stock and create a diverse range of new housing options

  • Become a model “aging-in-place” community

Education Goals
  • Increase access to high-quality early learning and youth programming

  • Expand opportunities for post-secondary education and workforce development

  • Capitalize on the unique cultural context of the area and provide English language programming for non-English speakers

  • Work with TANC, SEND and/or Southeast Community Services (SECS) to create new cultural programming to celebrate the heritage of the people in the neighborhood


Interested in getting involved in the efforts of this Great Place? Contact Emily Djabi.


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