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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

CONTACT:

Interested in getting involved in the efforts of this Great Place? Contact Jeff Sparks.

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