Planning for BRT-Oriented Development and New Housing Types in “Surban” Indianapolis Published on March 25, 2019 in Development In February, a ULI Advisory Services panel visited Indianapolis to recommend redevelopment possibilities for sites near a planned bus rapid transit station in the Irvington neighborhood. Located approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Indianapolis, panelists referred to Irvington as “surban,” a cross between suburban and urban, saying that the area could add needed density with up to 440 apartments and townhomes in the area.
From Active Transportation to Assessed Value: Lessons from ULI’s Small-Scale Development Forum Published on November 15, 2018 in Sustainability Indianapolis has been leveraging active-transportation investments—primarily walking and biking—for both placemaking purposes and enhancing real estate values. Providing some inspirational examples for small-scale developers working in urban areas, the city’s story includes a collaborative spirit among the private, public, and philanthropic sectors; development enhanced by miles of trails; and soon, the construction of a bus rapid transit system. Drawing on those themes, ULI’s 13th Small-Scale Development Forum included panel discussions and project tours of Indianapolis and its northern suburb of Carmel.