Monday, June 25, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

One day, two meetings

Net Literacy will build our website--something that the co-coordinators of the IT Crime Watch have yet to find the time or talent to accomplish. Yesterday we spoke to a room full of high-schoolers who asked insightful questions about what our neighborhood wants out of a website. We told them we want it to appeal to both current and potential residents. We want to be able to point realtors to tangible evidence that this is a great place to live.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful held a grant workshop for the NeighborWoods tree-planting project that we think might work along Washington Street. Aside from potentially calming the traffic, we see the trees as a possible "screen" to block the passing motorists' view of the hookers on the sidewalk (assuming enterprising prostitutes don't use the trees for pole dancing).

We'd like to hear from Irvington Terrace residents. We need your ideas for the website and we want to hear your vision for our neighborhood. Take a look at the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful website and let us know what you'd like to see on your street. Do you know of other initiatives that we can leverage? Post them here!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Welcome to the Irvington Terrace blog!

Hi Neighbors,

We decided it would be helpful to have one location to talk about creating positive change in Irvington Terrace.

Irvington Terrace is the area on US 40 east of Arlington Ave. in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was incorporated as part of Indianapolis in 1913.

This blog is an opportunity for concerned residents (and our neighbors) to create solutions to some of the problems that vex urban areas. The focus will be on solutions--positive commerce, beautification, and creating a sense of community--because we're pretty sure we've identified the problems!

If you have ideas you'd like to share, feel free. This will be an open forum for positive, creative thinking.