Destination Fall Creek, in partnership with multiple city, neighborhood and community organizations, business stakeholders and residents along Fall Creek—has spent the past five years laying groundwork for significant improvements in Mid-North neighborhoods along Fall Creek with the intent to transform Fall Creek into a recreational, residential, and commercial destination with access to art, nature, and beauty for every citizen every day.
Through its many public, private and community partnerships cultivated over the past five years, Destination Fall Creek, has laid the groundwork for significant improvements in the Mid-North neighborhoods. The exciting transformation resulting from that groundwork includes commuter improvements, residential & commercial developments, and the introduction of more mas transit options.
Years of vigilant planning and groundwork result in multiple construction projects along Fall Creek Parkway. These long-awaited improvements will lead to a significantly better quality of life and commute. We encourage our community to persevere over the next 24 months and to recognize this short-term inconvenience will be worth the wait. (To pause a project description below to read more, click and hold the project.)
The Spider Intersection
Thanks to Citizens Energy and DPW one of the most hostile intersections in Indianapolis—once known as "The Spider"—is being transformed into an auto, bicycle, and pedestrian friendly area with crosswalks and a park. Two legs of the intersection, Talbott and Washington Blvd. are being eliminated. The greenspace in the area will become more accessible and greatly improved by a public art project called Silver Falls II.
An estimated 32,000 daily commuters pass through the intersection at Fall Creek and Delaware in Indianapolis. This gateway will now have a focal point, Silver Falls II, a sculpture designed by local Indy artist Scott Westphal. Silver Fall is an interactive and playful installation piece consisting of two curved steel panels set at grade, parallel to one another and approximately 3-5' apart and 14' tall. The waving footprint is a reminder of the meandering flow of Fall Creek itself.
The Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood has a combined sewer system which discharges millions of gallons of raw sewage annually into Fall Creek as a result of periodic heavy rainfall. Five of the sewer outlets are being connected by the summer of 2017 to clear the way for other projects as a part of a two-billion Citizens Energy Group project. The completed project (projected for 2025) will reduce the sewage discharge into Fall Creek by 97%
Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation and Merchants Affordable Housing have partnered to transform two city blocks into mixed-use space. The project is located between the Fall Creek Parkway and 30th Street on the East side of Central. The project will be completed in two phases from 2017 to 2019 and will create 200 units of apartments for various income levels plus retail space.
The Central Ave. bridge will be closed and completely rebuilt beginning in early 2017 and continuing through much of 2018. 2017 will also bring the year-long closure of the Capital Avenue bridge for extensive restoration. Additionally, College Ave. bridge repair work will lengthen the life of the last remaining stone arch bridge on Fall Creek in mid-2017. Finally, in 2018 construction will commence on a new Monon bridge crossing at 38th St near the State Fair Grounds and continue into 2019.
Have a question about the projects happening along Fall Creek? Curious how you can get involved? Contact one of the individuals here.
A resident of Mapleton-Fall Creek and firm believer in making Fall Creek a destination. Doug has been championing the work of Destination Fall Creek from day one. Connect via email or by phone: 978-397-4245
The Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation serves the community by involving residents, donors, community stakeholders, and developers in urban renewal throughout Mapleton-Fall Creek and the surrounding Mid-North neighborhoods. Brittanie is the Community Builder at the MFCDC and a driving force behind the success of Destination Fall Creek. Connect via email or by phone 317-923-5514
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IndyStar, January 30, 2017—The Indianapolis Department of Public Works said it would place vertical pavement markers Tuesday on the center lane of Fall Creek Parkway, between 30th Street and Central Avenue, to separate diverting lanes and to...
Rebuilding the historic sandstone bridge crossing Fall Creek at Central Avenue was slated for repairs beginning early in 2017. The bridge itself moved its own time table up when its erosion became so severe it was...
Interested in the history of the bridges along Fall Creek Parkway? Or would you like to take a walk and learn about the potential future developments in the area? Doug Day is a perfect...
IndyStar, October 7, 2016—Meridian Park resident Doug Day walks carefully through the dozens of orange barrels at Fall Creek Parkway and Delaware Street, pointing out the issues with what he says has always been a...
Indianapolis Business Journal, September 13, 2016—A proposed $20 million, low-income housing development in the Mapleton Fall-Creek area is moving along again after being on deck since 2014. The developers—Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corp. and Merchants Affordable...
NextCity.org, September 9, 2016—Indianapolis is often touted as the largest U.S. city not on a body of navigable water, but don’t be fooled: Streams and rivers abound in the Indiana capital; the city just has...
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