Posts filed under: "IDO News"

Beautify the Streetscape and Pennsy Trail

It’s been a tough few weeks for Irvington’s front door, so now’s the time to show it a little love. We need an army of volunteers to fan out across Washington Street and Ritter Avenue, and there’s a simultaneous cleanup along the Pennsy Trail. Everyone is welcome to help us put a little shine on […]

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A Big Thank You to Starbucks

The streetscape has taken a beating lately. Yet another hit-and-run driver collided with the much-used trash container at the Audubon Road and Washington Street intersection. But this one had to hurt; the collision tore the steel door off. Given its high visibility at that busy corner and how much it is used, Starbucks is donating the […]

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IDO Invites Members to 2017 Annual Meeting

Current and aspiring IDO members, please join us to celebrate IDO’s 15th anniversary, at our annual meeting at Irving Circle Park. Save the date for 6-9 p.m., Saturday, September 9. Purchase tickets by Thursday, August 31. Evening in the park: Ticket holders can enjoy table seating and a light dinner. We’ll conduct some IDO business […]

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Claim a Tax Credit with Your Gift to IDO

IDO has great way for you to help the Irvington Streetscape stay bright, clean, and green while also saving some “green” on your state taxes. For the second year now, the state of Indiana is offering Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to businesses and individuals who donate to the Washington Streetscape Maintenance Fund. When […]

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Is It an Owl or Phoenix?

More than a year ago, the artwork on the traffic box at the corner of Emerson Avenue and Washington Street had succumbed to vandalism and a hit-and-run collision. Here’s hoping the third time’s the charm. IDO issued a call to artists to re-re-paint the box this spring, and Irvingtonian Andrea Light won the contest with […]

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IDO Seeks Proposals for Streetscape Landscaping Maintenance

We’re in search of a professional landscaping crew that can maintain the Irvington Streetscape between Emerson and Arlington Avenues. Proposals are due June 5, 2017, and work will commence July 1, 2017. If you’re interested in bidding on the job, please read and respond to this PDF: IDO Washington Street Landscaping RFP 2017.

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IDO Survey Yields Great Feedback

We received a lot of helpful feedback in response to the survey about our newsletter. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete it. We’ve compiled a spreadsheet containing all responses and we’re working to incorporate these ideas in future editions of the newsletter. Here are some of the survey results. Which of […]

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Trees Do Grow in Irvington

If you’ve ever walked along Washington Street between Emerson and Ritter Avenues on a hot, sunny day, you know there aren’t many trees to shade the sidewalks in that stretch of Irvington. On either side of Washington, we’re known for our leafy canopy. Not so much along our main corridor. That won’t be the case […]

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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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