Community News….The Red Line and Transit Oriented Development
The Red Line and Transit Oriented Development
Boards on Display for Public Review July 2, 2015 through August 19, 2015
Hello Everyone! It’s been a while since we sent out a newsletter, but we have exciting things coming this summer and fall, particularly around the Red Line!
Many of you will recall our three rounds of public engagement around the Red Line in 2013, culminating in the adoption of the Red Line Alternative Analysis. In 2014, we received a $2 million U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER Grant to complete environmental analysis on the entire Red Line corridor through Westfield, Carmel, Indianapolis, and Greenwood, and to complete final design for the first phase of the Red Line between Broad Ripple and the University of Indianapolis. We’re up and running on those tasks, and we will be asking for your feedback in July and August on Red Line station locations, station design, and how to prioritize sidewalk and trail improvements to help connect you to your station. Watch for specific dates and meeting locations in the coming weeks!
Your input will help firm up our Red Line cost estimates, which we’ll need to submit a detailed funding application to the Federal Transit Administration this September. In coordination with that effort, the City of Indianapolis is planning to update the Comprehensive Plan in late August 2015 to incorporate the policies and recommendations for the Red Line within the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Strategic Plan. We’ve created a few boards and posted them at libraries and other public locations along the Red Line corridor in Indianapolis. We encourage you to check them out, but we’ve combined them into this handy infographic if you’d like to view the boards online.
Feel free to contact us if you live or work on the Red Line and would like us to come and update your neighborhood, church group, professional colleagues, or any other organization that you work with, and watch for announcements in the near future about upcoming public meetings and chances to participate in the Red Line planning and design process.
The Red Line TOD boards will be on display at the following locations from July 2, 2015 through August 19, 2015.