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Irvington CSA: Get in on the Local Dirt!

Irvington CSA members benefit from fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruit—and community fellowship too. You can be part of it. Here’s how! Irvington Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is getting ready to kick off its 12th season! A CSA is a partnership between farmers and a local community. The farmers supply the community with fresh, local […]

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February Neighbor Spotlight: Andrea De Mink

Andrea De Mink wears many hats. She has administered the Irvington Neighbors Facebook Page nearly since its inception, where she also entertains neighbors with discussions about her electricity usage. She serves on the Historic Irvington Community Council, which holds monthly meetings and participates in events throughout the year. You can see her walking through the […]

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Irvington Green Initiative Regroups

Irvington Green Initiative just kicked off the Resilient Community Building series with a meet-up at Bittersweet on January 28. The group focused on renewability via community recycling and composting. About 30 Irvington neighbors enjoyed communing over Laura Johnston’s light appetizers. If you missed the meet-up, here’s something you can do right now. Call Mayor Joe […]

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New Signage Directs Visitors to Destinations and Parking

There’s much more to Irvington than what we find on the Washington Street corridor. In an effort to highlight those off-the-beaten-path treasures, we’ve created signage that points the way to shops, parks, and trails. IDO’s Public Spaces Committee worked with Lodge Design, who provided the design based on the Irvington logo colors for free. The […]

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Community Donations Keep Street Lights Lit

We have two announcements about the street lights included in IDO’s Streetscape project that has revitalized our Washington Street business corridor with infrastructure improvements, additional lighting and landscaping, and bike racks. IDO is responsible for paying the light bill for the 30 street lights, which costs $12,000 annually. NAP tax credits reward donors. IDO’s tax […]

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Coal Yard Developers Revamp IHPC Application

At its February 1, 2017 hearing, IHPC advised Coal Yard developers to rework their application for a certificate of appropriateness for the Bonna Avenue property. The commission asked developers to reconsider architectural style and landscaping for the site. The City of Indianapolis videotapes these hearings and posts them publicly online. The site proposal in the application […]

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A Look Back at The Irvington Lofts

By Nancy Larner Ruschman Remember the former Indy East Motel? If you do, you might recall what an eyesore the structure was, not to mention the crime and other troublesome elements it attracted. In 2006 the city revoked Indy East’s license to operate, and finally shuttered it in 2009 due to an extremely high number […]

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Community Views Coal Yard Lofts Mixed-use Development Proposal

By Heidi Unger On the second Tuesday of 2017, Third Street Ventures and Blackline Studio presented the third version of the site proposal for the Bonna Avenue property. The design is a hybrid of previously presented designs, created with neighbor feedback in mind. The proposal (including any minor tweaks resulting from the community discussion) will […]

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Notes from 12/06/2016 Community Meeting Regarding Coal Factory Development

Notes from 12/06/2016 Community Meeting Regarding Coal Factory Development Irvington United Methodist Church, 30 North Audubon Road, Indianapolis, IN Presenters: Jarod Brown and Antone Najem, Third Street Ventures; Craig McCormick, Blackline Studios; Margaret Banning, Irvington Development Organization Margaret Banning mentioned that several people had asked about demographics and how Irvington compares to other neighborhoods. She […]

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Become an IDO Financial Supporter!

Dear Irvington Neighbors and Friends, Irvington is such an exciting place to call home! When folks move here, we stay put because it is such a great place to live.  When neighbors do decide to move, their houses are scooped up within days.   We should be grateful that we live in one of the most […]

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