Zore's Variance Petition Approved

(posted Apr 21)

Zore's received its variance to build two buildings at 1300 Mickley Avenue. A 7,200 square foot building will be used to store recyclable material and a 16,200 square foot building will be used to store company vehicles. The Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals approved the variance with a 3-1 vote.
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Planners Look At 30th Street's Image

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(posted Apr 21)

Indianapolis City Planners' second neighborhood meeting focused on the 30th Street corridor's image and historical significance. Department of Metropolitan Development Planners Dennis Slaughter and Alice Gatewood gathered input for nearly two hours from about 25 residents and stakeholders in the area at the April 16 meeting.
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Mexican Restaurant Coming to Speedway

(posted Apr 18 )

Mazatlan Mexican restaurant is coming soon. Construction is underway at the former BW 3 Wings building to offer customers a quality authentic Mexican restaurant.
Employee Francisco Marquinez said owner Henry Rojas owns two other restaurants, one in Fishers.
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Feds Say No Go to IndyGo

(posted Apr 18)

The Federal Transit Administration denied a second waiver request by IndyGo to serve as a charter bus service for race events. Trevor Ocock, IndyGo Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said IndyGo was hoping to provide the service because of the race's regional and national significance.
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Storm Water Board Lacks Quorum

(posted Apr 17)

Speedway's Storm Water Management Board could not conduct any official business due to a lack of quorum at its April 16 meeting. Paul Maves was the only voting board member in attendance. Neither Maves nor Town Manager Barbara Lawrence gave a reason for board member Clint McKay's or council representative Jeff Hartman's absences.
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'Your ad here' City's New Slogan?

(posted Apr 17)

The Mayor's Office is searching for the most creative and innovative company to develop a program to generate revenues from the city's under performing assets. Requests for Information were sent out on April 7 to solicit proposals from a broad range of businesses, including marketing and advertising firms. "We believe the City is not taking full advantage of these opportunities to offset current operating and capital expenses," Kurt Fullbeck, project assistant of the Mayor's staff, said. The firms will look at using the city's assets for naming rights, sponsorship and other creative ideas.
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Hoosiers Host Local Tea Party

(posted Apr 16)

The State Capitol's lawn became a rallying site for about two thousand people who protest their dissatisfaction with the government's spending of their tax dollars. The April 15 demonstration, dubbed the Indianapolis Tea Party, was one of many occurring nationally. The Tea Party was designed to guide lawmakers back to the principles of the US Constitution and capitalism.
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Traffic Court To Find New Location

(posted Apr 16)

The City County Council's Administration and Finance Committee will not be caught in the cross fire between pleasing neighborhood associations or accommodating the needs of the Court Administrator after all. The committee voted unanimously during its April 14 meeting to strike the proposal that would have approved a lease for 26,000 square feet of space to house a traffic court, juvenile center, lockup and probation office at 3733 Commercial Drive.
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Nick Zetzl, Adam Ward and Jared Trackwell of Speedway's Troop 505 attended Monday's town council meeting to earn their civic merit badges.

Town OKs Kroger Gas Station

(posted Apr 15)

Kroger's proposal to develop a fuel center in the Speedway Super Center met with some hesitation by the town council. In a 3-1 vote, Council President Eileen Fisher voted against the proposal, hoping Kroger would delay the project until the Area Two Master Plan is approved.
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