Great Places 2020 is a visionary community development project to transform strategic places in Marion County neighborhoods into dynamic centers of culture, commerce and community, preparing Indianapolis for unprecedented success as it reaches its Bicentennial.

New Date for Neighborhood Plan Unveiling
 May 10, 4 - 6 p.m.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Neighborhood Plans Unveiling has been moved

A fter months of research, neighborhood input and strategic planning, Great Places 2020 partners will unveil the plans for each Great Places neighborhood. Please join us!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Short program will begin at 5 p.m.

WHERE: James Whitcomb Riley School 43, 150 W 40th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Parking is available at School 43 and MLK Community Center.

WHO:  Special guests: Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indianapolis neighborhoods - and you!

Thank you to United Way of Central Indiana for the video production. 
Video Focused on Great Places Progress

Watch this short video to see how the 38th and Illinois Great Place neighborhood has taken a collective vision and put plans into motion!

Be sure to RSVP for the May 10th Plan Unveiling to see the finalized plans and additional projects in the works.

The City's Big Bet on Tarkington Park
Thank you to Indianapolis Monthly and Daniel Comiskey for this detailed look at the plans to revive Tarkington Park and the importance of community partners coming together to catalyze change. Click here to read the full Indianapolis Monthly article.
Pia Urban Cafe and Market Set to Open
Save the date for the Grand Opening of Pia Urban Cafe & Market on Saturday April 23! The cafe, located at 2834 E. Washington Street, will feature Puerto Rican coffee and sandwiches. Follow Pia Urban Cafe and Market on Facebook for additional details!
IUPUI Professor Awarded $10K for Developing Database Prototype for Near West 

Congratulations to IUPUI Professor Yi Wang and his team at the Fairbanks School of Public Health as they were named a National Institute of Health Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge award winner,  meriting a $10,000 prize.
The Multi-layer Data Community Action Tool (MDCAT), created by Professor Wang and his team, will provide Near West with a visualization of environmental and health data.  The project leverages federal, state and local data and partnerships to provide a comprehensive picture of the environmental health status of the neighborhood.  By providing the community with a tool to visualize the air quality, water quality and hazardous waste in the area, members will be better equipped when seeking environmental equality, planning land development projects, or raising awareness about potential hazards in the area. Learn more  
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