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Super Bowl Legacy Project Impact feature from Fox 59

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See an art show praising the history of Tech and near Eastside artists.

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See what happened during Lilly Day of Service.

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A Monumental Affair Awards

The 34th annual "A Monumental Affair Awards" were presented Wednesday, November 9 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. The St. Clair Place Neighborhood Revitalization, a part of the Super Bowl 2012 Legacy Project, was awarded the coveted Monumental Award as the most significant project of the year.

The St. Clair Place Neighborhood Revitalization project is transforming a 155-acre urban neighborhood once dominated by over 40% property vacancy into a diverse, thriving and mixed-income community. To date, $30 Million dollars in investments have been secured and over 100 units of housing have been transformed. This 10th Street corridor now stands as a model example of sustainable street design and neighborhood infrastructure and tackles critical urban storm water management issues. Housing, across a spectrum of types and costs, has created a visually appealing, sustainably designed community knitted into this historic neighborhood.

“The revitalization of St. Clair Place Neighborhood is monumental,” said David Forsell, President of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. “The transformation that is taking place is more than design, or development; it is truly changing the way communities live through the built environment. I can think of no better representation of a monumental project than that of the renewal of St. Clair Place Neighborhood.”

The awards represent the most significant visual and physical enhancements in Marion County. Chosen by an impartial jury of community and professional leaders, the Monumental Award is the highest award of distinction and is selected from the honor award winners in each category.

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Visible Changes Noted by Urban Times

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City of Indianapolis recognized for efforts to create a more sustainable community.

The City of Indianapolis recently received top honors for action steps taken to improve the environment.

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St. Clair Place and our first new home owner's are featured on WTHR.

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More Than a Game: The Indy Super Bowl Legacy is a half-hour program chronicling the impact of the upcoming Super Bowl on the city, focusing on a section of Indianapolis that is undergoing profound change.

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Perceptions Change: State Farms investment into the Near Eastside Indianapolis neighborhoods and the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Legacy Project.

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Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

The Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center will be complete in early 2012. Operated by the John H. Boner Community Center, the Legacy Center will offer a full range of fitness equipment and classes at affordable membership rates.

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Paramount School first-graders

Local charter schools hope to set the standard for sustainable living

January 8, 2011

indystar.com features two near east-side charter schools making it their mission to teach and practice sustainable living -- inside and outside the classroom.

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Pogue’s Run Grocer mural

Pogue’s Run Grocer will provide access to healthy food choices and education about health and nutrition to its near east side and surrounding neighborhoods

December 29, 2010

After three years of planning, 315 members, nine new jobs in the community, countless volunteer hours, and a major renovation of a near east side building,Pogue’s Run Grocer www.indyfoodcoop.org opens to the public on December 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. A project of the Indy Food Co-op, the full-scale grocery store will provide access to healthy food choices and education about health and nutrition to its near east side and surrounding neighborhoods.

Pogue’s Run Grocer will be open to the public seven days a week offering a variety of products, including:

  • Local and organic produce
  • Antibiotic- and hormone-free meat
  • Grass-fed, local cheese, dairy and eggs
  • Local and nutritious grocery items
  • Affordable bulk ingredients
  • Non-toxic and earth-friendly cleaning and personal care items
  • Healthful prepared deli foods

Kyle Hendrix, Indy Food Co-op board president, says, “A small group of local foodies started working on the concept in the summer of 2007. It’s remarkable to see how corporate, nonprofit and individual partners have come together to fill a need for good, healthy and affordable food in our community.”

The Indy Food Co-op has received support from a number of local organizations, including Chase, East 10thCivic Association, LISC, Citizens Energy Group, Boner Center, Architects for Humanity, Community Development Law Center, CODO Design, Fraizer Designs, Community Health, Great Indy Neighborhoods, Indianapolis Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and Super Bowl 2012 Legacy Business and Economic Development Committee.

In the past six years, two major grocery chains moved out of Indianapolis’ near east side, and the 40,000 residents of the community have fallen prey to the high cost and low nutritional value of the dozen convenience stores that emerged since.

“I’ve enjoyed getting to know our neighbors on east 10th and my fellow Co-op members,” says Greg Monzel, general manager. “Our team is looking forward to helping the community make sustainable and healthy food choices at Pogue’s Run Grocer.”

Pogue’s Run Grocer is named for the waterway that flows from Arlington Avenue and East 34th Street, southwest to the I-65/I-70 overpass near Michigan Street and then underground downtown to the White River. Native Americans and wildlife followed this corridor long before the arrival of pioneer settlers. George Pogue was a blacksmith and one of those pioneers who settled on a hill overlooking the stream in 1819.

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Construction activity on Jefferson Street

Indy-east Asset Development: Fueled by ‘sense of cooperation and community spirit’

December 15, 2010

Urban Times Online feature article.

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Indianapolis Super Bowl Logo 2010

Ground Broken on $7.6M Super Bowl Legacy Project

December 9, 2010

Community leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday on a nearly-nixed $7.6 million housing complex being built as part of the 2012 Super Bowl legacy project on the near east side of Indianapolis.

Work on the 33-unit St. Clair Senior Apartments begins just months after the project was nearly halted over a federal lien on the property.

The development at 945 N. Keystone Ave. includes 3,600 square feet of retail and office space.

Katy Brett, Exe. Dir. of Indy-east Asset Development, says the project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2011.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had placed a lien on the site for undisclosed reasons, but removed it after being contacted by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson and project partners.

Indy-east Asset Development is the head agency responsible for housing provisions of the 2012 Super Bowl Legacy Project.

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Near east side residents look forward to Super Bowl Legacy Center.

December 8, 2011

Indianapolis is learning that there's more to the 2012 Super Bowl than the big game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Mayor Ballard Visits to See Our Green Alleyways

November 15, 2010

Mayor Ballard came to St. Clair Place to take a first hand look at how the new green alleys "drink up" rain water and distribute it in underground channels so the neighborhood doesn't have flooding. The "miracle" is a special concrete mix that is strong enough for truck and vehicle traffic - yet porous enough that even a hard rain seeps through it. The special underground troughs dissipate the rain water out over time and a larger area. The event was covered by the local media outlets and everyone involved got to see a real-time demonstration of how the concrete performs. This is a major improvement that reflects well on St. Clair Place and the City of Indianapolis.