December Action Team Meetings:
We collaborate and leverage resources to implement
the 172 action steps of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan:

December 5 @ 6:00pm 
Books & Brews, 3808 S. Shelby St.
Planning the SoIndy winter summit on December 12 at UIndy Health Pavilion.

December 5 @ 6:30pm 
Store Space, 2715 Madison Ave.
Reaching out to Madison Avenue businesses to discuss the future of Madison Avenue.

December 6 @ 5:30pm 
Raymond F. Brandes Elementary
Guest: Lori Long from EmployIndy, seeking ways to connect with and promote trade employment opportunities.

Housing  
December 10 @ 6:00pm  
Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy) 
We are promoting affordable housing, housing repair, and responsible landlords.

December 11 @ 5:30pm  
Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy) 
Promoting healthy and affordable food options, improving environmental issues impacting our neighborhoods, and expanding green and recreational spaces in the community

NO DECEMBER MEETING, come to the Winter Summit on Dec. 12
We seek ways to incorporate art and banners throughout the Shelby St. Corridor. Promoting local businesses and creating the Shelby Street Village concept.

December SoIndy Neighborhood Meetings:

Rosedale Hills @RosedaleHills
December 13 @ 6:00pm, Holiday party: McQ's Pub & Eatery, 3149 Thompson Rd

December 18 @ 6:30pm, Burrello Family Center 
[ Childcare available, to sign up email garfieldparkneighbors@gmail.com ]
Holiday pitchin and election of new board members
Shuttle Bus your way around to 6 venues this First Friday
on Shelby Street and in Garfield Park
We have taken away all of the worry of how to get around to all 6 of the First Friday venues along Shelby Street and Garfield Park. That's right, on Friday, December 7, you can safely and warmly get around to the Tube Factory Artspace, Listen Hear, Shelby Street Social Club: Books and Brews Adventure, Garfield Park Art Center, Jennifer Meeker Ceramic Studio, and Garfield Brewery. Minimum fairs per vanload can be paid with card or cash. Ridesharing is encouraged!
A BIG thanks to over 600 participants who came out to celebrate Dia de Muertos with us at the November First Friday event at Garfield Park Art Center!
Please Support the SoIndy QOLP Annual Campaign
SoIndy brings PEOPLE together
to solve community problems and leverage resources to improve the quality of life for all South Indy residents.


Your support will help us implement the 14 vision statements of the
South Indy Quality of Life Plan.

Residents, businesses, and organizations within our eight neighborhoods are implementing our vision for equitable and sustainable community development through our seven action teams: Community Building, Connectivity, Education and Workforce Development, Health and Wellness, Housing, Madison Avenue, and Shelby Street . South Indy is an area that has been overlooked for decades but features assets like Garfield Park, University of Indianapolis, and Pleasant Run Greenway. With the Red Line bus rapid transit coming to Shelby Street in 2019, now is a crucial time for smart community development with leadership from within the Southside.

As 2019 approaches, I invite you to help us implement our vision for SoIndy with a financial gift. Your gift will go to help implement one of 172 action steps within the SoIndy QOLP.
SoIndy Winter Summit
This December marks the 2 year anniversary of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan (SoIndy QOLP). In the collaborative spirit that made the quality of life plan in 2016, residents, businesses, schools, churches and other Southside stakeholders will come together on December 12, 6:00-7:30pm, at the UIndy Health Pavilion auditorium, to share successes and goals. The SoIndy QOLP brings PEOPLE together to solve community problems and leverage resources to improve the quality of life for all South Indy residents. Because people are out biggest asset, we need a good representation of our eight neighborhoods to share their time, talents, and resources to make our quality of life plan a reality. Whether you are new to the plan or have been involved since the beginning, we hope you will join us!
Proposed QOLP Amendments up for Vote
at the SoIndy Winter Summit
Housing Action Team :
Original 2016 Language / Proposed amended language (in red)

Strategy 11.3: Promote a diversity of housing options for seniors.
Strategy 11.3: Promote a diversity of housing options within the boundaries of the South Indy QOL Plan

11.3.1 Identify funding sources for a senior housing study along the Red Line corridor.
11.3.1: Identify funding sources for a senior housing study along the Red Line corridor or other areas of need within the South Indy QOL Plan boundaries

Performance Measure: New senior housing opportunities are created.
Performance Measure: New affordable senior housing opportunities are identified.

11.3.2 Promote the development of new multifamily housing units along the Red Line Corridor.
11.3.2 Promote the development of new affordable multi-family housing units along the Red Line corridor or other areas of need within the South Indy QOL Plan boundaries

Performance Measure: Establish a mixed-use development along the Red Line Corridor.
Performance Measure: Establish an affordable multi-family development along the Red Line corridor or other area of need within the South Indy QOL Plan boundaries

11.3.3 Seek funding and partnerships for repairs and retro-fitting of existing housing stock to meet ADA standards of accessibility.
11.3.3 Seek funding and partnerships for repairs and retro-fitting of existing housing stock to meet accessibility needs.

Performance Measure: 10% of repairs completed annually to meet ADA compliance.
Performance Measure: 100% of homes identified are provided home repair/modification assistance program information

Lead Partner: RADC
Lead Partner: SEND
        
Shelby Street Action Team:
Original 2016 Language / Proposed amended language (in red)

14.1.4 Promote traffic calming activities or installations.

Performance Measure: Reduce average speed from 45 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour (current speed limit). Install five – six crosswalks and lights at key intersections between Raymond St. and Troy Ave.
Performance Measure: Reduce average speed from 45 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour (current speed limit). Install 5 - 6 crosswalks, advocate for reduced speed limit of 25 mph, lights at key intersections between Raymond St. and Troy Ave.
AARP is partnering with Purdue Extension to assess the
Age-Friendliness of Indianapolis

If you are 45 years or older, please take the survey below
Economic and Sustainability News
Moody’s upgrades City’s credit outlook, citing
Indianapolis’ strong economy and growing tax base.
“This upgrade to our credit outlook affirms what we already know – Indianapolis is in a strong fiscal position,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Our strong rating and improved outlook is emblematic of our City’s commitment to consistent and cost-saving initiatives. In turn, these initiatives foster a climate that will continue to attract businesses, a talented workforce, and families who want to relocate to a City that is on firm financial ground and invests in its public safety, infrastructure and neighborhoods.”

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Indianapolis as a winning city in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.
The Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge is a $70 million dollar program that will accelerate 20 ambitious cities’ efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for residents. Through the Climate Challenge – which is part of Bloomberg’s American Cities Initiative, a suite of more than $200 million in investments to strengthen city halls and advance critical policies – Indianapolis is accepted into a two-year acceleration program and will be provided powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat the city’s near-term carbon reduction goals.
 
Bloomberg Philanthropies selected Indianapolis as a winning city because of its innovative and ambitious climate action plans to reduce air pollution and city-wide emissions with specific projects aimed at reforming its respective transit and buildings sectors, areas which are typically responsible for 80% total of all citywide emissions and over which mayors have significant authority. Bloomberg Philanthropies also recognizes Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the city’s Office of Sustainability for their commitment to ambitious climate action and securing a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment and economy for their residents.

Thrive Indianapolis
The first actionable plan of its kind in our city’s history, brings together city agencies, community partners and residents to chart a course for an Indianapolis that is equitable, healthier and prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Thrive Indianapolis is open for public comment! Please log on to https://indy.civicomment.org/thrive-indianapolis-draft-plan to review the plan and submit your comments by December 26, 2018.

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South Indy Quality of Life Plan