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					 HAR MO N I
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Meeting Structure
                              Welcome               HARMONI
                              Procedures                  INDOT
                              Presentation                 SKA
                              Review Exhibits & Comment    YOU
                              Close Hearing                9 PM




HAR M O N I
HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE
Welcome
                              Cindy Zweber-Free
                              Vice President
                              HARMONI
                              (317) 727-7125
                               czwebfree@aol.com




HAR M O N I
HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE
Who is HARMONI?
                         Where is Midtown?


                         HARMONI Supported Initiatives




HAR M O N I
HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE
HARMONI • Founded in 2007
                              • Became a nonprofit 501c3
                                organization in April 2008
                                  Harmoni’s Mission:
                                  Enhance Midtown’s sense of place and district
                                  identification to keep it beautiful, walkable, bikeable,
                                  and sustainable.
                                  Promote local businesses, cultural institutions,
                                  and tourist destinations.
                                  Attract community and business development,
                                  including comprehensive infrastructure
                                  improvements and transit options.
                                  Serve as a catalyst for sound practices in
                                  business enhancement and residential renovation.
                                  Make Midtown prosper and inspire surrounding
HAR M O N I                       areas to develop in an equally positive way.
HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE
    Midtown
The Midtown District is:                                                        Broad
                                                                                Ripple
•   a destination                                                               Village
•   the geographic area between the
    White River, Fall Creek/Michigan                                   Alice
    Road, and the Monon Trail                                          Carter
                                                                       Place




                                                            Street
•   a valuable economic and cultural
    asset to the City of Indianapolis
•   home for approximately 40,000                M I D T O W N
    residents..............and




                                                            Meridian
•   home to many of the City’s most                                               State
    venerable institutions of culture   IMA                                       Fairgrounds
                                              38th Street
    and learning




                                                            North
     Midtown vision
The Midtown District Vision is:                                                    Broad
                                                                                   Ripple
•    that with community support AND                                               Village
     strategic public policy and private
     sector investment, Midtown will
                                                                          Alice
     exceed its original condition and                                    Carter
     be restored to an exceptional                                        Place




                                                               Street
     place to live
      – Rejuvenate the neighborhoods
      – Revive all business areas and
                                                    M I D T O W N
         nodes




                                                               Meridian
                                                                                     State
    Until the entire Midtown area is       IMA                                       Fairgrounds
    thriving and sustainable.                    38th Street




                                                               North
    HARMONI Supported Initiatives
•   ENVISION Broad Ripple Sessions
     –   Improvements on Broad Ripple Avenue

•   ENVISION Maple Road/38th Street Sessions
•   ENVISION College Avenue Sessions
•   Midtown Masterplan
•   Midtown LOVES              LOCAL          campaign
•   Midtown Holiday Home Tour
    (Nov. 13-14, 2010)
•   Safe Routes To Schools
     –   St. Thomas Aquinas
     –   Center for Inquiry/Immaculate Heart of Mary School

•   Westfield//Meridian Improvement Plan
    (formerly called Phase 1) recently received a
    Transportation Enhancement Grant
•   Alice Carter Place park at Westfield
    and Meridian Streets
Alice Carter Place Park
Donor Opportunities
  Support the Park

  •   Buy a Brick Paver or Park Bench
       – 4” x 8” brick       $150 each
       – 8” x 8” brick       $350 each
       – Park Bench          $2,000 each

  •   Donate your time, energy or funds



  See us at the HARMONI table
  or go to:

  www.indyharmoni.org
HARMONI thanks . . .

• City of Indianapolis
• Indianapolis MPO
• Indianapolis DPW
• Indy Parks and Recreation
• Central Indiana Community Foundation

and all the individuals in our community
that have given of their time and financial
resources


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                              Public Hearing
                              August 3, 2010
Public Hearing

       Rickie Clark
       INDOT Public Hearings Manager
       (317) 232-6601
       rclark@indot.in.gov
Introductions
      Design Lead
      Storrow Kinsella Associates Inc
      (317) 639-3420
      Meg Storrow, Principal
      storrow@storrowkinsella.com

      Michael Koslow, Project Manager
      koslow@storrowkinsella.com


      Other Design Team Members
            Crossroad Engineers – Surveying/Engineering
            Weintraut Associates – Historic Resources
            HNTB Corporation – Traffic Engineering
How the Presentation is Organized

 1. Project Descriptions
 2. Purpose of the project
 3. Proposed Improvements
 4. Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts
 5. Right-of-Way
 6. Funding/Schedule
 7. Procedure for Receiving Comments on the Project
 8. Opportunity to View Exhibits
Purpose of the Project
                     • Pedestrian Connectivity
                       and Safety

                     • Traffic Calming, while
                       maintaining traffic flow

                     • Neighborhood District
                       Identity
Purpose of the Project
Pedestrian Connectivity and Safety
                        • Connect the neighborhood to
                          the Canal Towpath and
                          Greenway System
                        • Connect the neighborhood to
                          local business nodes
                        • Provide connectivity within the
                          neighborhood
                        • Maintain and enhance
                          pedestrian safety
Purpose of the Project
Traffic Calming

                  • Slow down traffic while
                    maintaining traffic flow
                  • Sustain neighborhood
                    character and value
                  • Improve pedestrian safety
                    and walkability
Purpose of the Project
Neighborhood District Identity
                                 • Appropriate street
                                   furnishings (light poles,
                                   sign posts, bike racks,
                                   etc.)
                                 • Compatible materials
                                   (brick paving, concrete
                                   sidewalks, concrete
                                   scoring patterns)
                                 • Landscaping (lush with
                                   seasonal interest,
                                   mitigate microclimate
                                   impacts)
Project Descriptions
Vision Plan
•   extents covered by an environmental study
•   shows full range of material choices and design recommendations
•   not all of the Vision Plan is funded


Funded Projects
Transportation Enhancement Project
• a $500,000 grant: 80% is federal dollars / 20% match by HARMONI ($100,000)
• focused on improving pedestrian connectivity at Meridian/Westfield

56th Street Sidewalks
• from Illinois Street to Washington Boulevard
• funded by the City

Alice Carter Place
• challenge grant of $50,000 received from CICF
• HARMONI needs to raise an additional $50,000
Traffic Calming Study
Goals
                • Continuous flow for most
                  vehicles on green cycle at a
                  reasonable speed
                • Gaps between platoons of
                  vehicles to allow cross traffic at
                  unprotected intersections and
                  driveways
                • Maintain traffic volume
                • Maintain and enhance
                  pedestrian safety
 Existing Conditions

      • Street – 54th Street
            • 338th6 feet wide
            • 35 mph speed limit

      • 54th Street – Westfield Boulevard
            • 50 feet wide
            • 40 mph speed limit
      • Westfield Boulevard – Kessler Boulevard
            • 60 feet wide
            • 40 mph speed limit
      • Traffic Volume = 25,000 – 30,000 vehicles/day

HARMONI
  HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
 Meridian Street Crash Data

39th Street – Westfield Boulevard, 2004 - 2007

                                            Total           Injury      Highest
   Intersection                           Accidents        Accidents   Annual (yr)
   54th Street*                              28                9           13 ('05)
   46th Street                               25                7           11 ('04)
   52nd Street                               18                2           10 ('04)
   56th Street                               11                1            5 ('04)
   Westfield Blvd.                            8                1            4 ('05)

   *54th Street accident types:
                       Failure to yield              71%
                 Following too closely               17%
                         Unsafe speed                 4%
                  Improper lane usage                 4%
                                 Other                4%
HARMONI
   HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
 Pedestrian Recommendations

      • 57th Street Crossing
            • Consider Flasher
            • Consider Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon

      • Sidewalks (54th Street – Westfield Boulevard)
            • Provide 6-foot sidewalk (west side)
            • Widen existing sidewalk (east side)
            • Separate sidewalk from curb (both sides)
      • Sidewalks (Crossing Streets)
            • Provide 6-foot sidewalks where feasible
            • Give priority to 56th Street (safe routes to school)


HARMONI
  HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
 Traffic Engineering Analysis
 Concluded
  • Retime signal system for 35 mph throughout
   – traffic will flow better, maintains volume
  • Install traffic signal at Meridian & 54th
  • Analysis supported traffic signal at Meridian & 43rd
  • DPW agreed to 4-way STOP at 56th & Central
  • Install sidewalks on Meridian north of 54th
  • Install sidewalks on cross streets (especially 56th)
  • Install motorist information speed signs



HARMONI
  HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Vision Plan Project                                      58th Street

                                                                                                           58th Street
The Vision Plan extents are:               W. 57th Street


•   Meridian Street from 54th to 57th,               Laverock
                                                                               Alice
    Westfield Boulevard from Illinois to                                       Carter
    Pennsylvania Street, and Illinois                                          Place                       57th Street
                                                                                                           E. 57th Street
    Street from Westfield to Laverock
    Road

•   56th Street from Illinois to
    Washington Blvd
                                                                                                           56th Street

•   Stop sign improvements at
    Central/56th Street




                                                                                                                           Washington Blvd
                                                                                         Pennsylvania St
                                                                       Meridian Street
•   New traffic signals on Meridian at
                                            Illinois Street
                                                                                                           55th Street
    54th and 43rd Streets.


                                                                                                           54thth Street
                                                                                                            54 Street
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements
 Move sidewalks away from the curb and fill the gaps for sidewalk continuity

 •   Meridian Street (both sides) from
     54th to Westfield
 •   Westfield Boulevard from Illinois
     Street to Pennsylvania Street
 •   56th Street (southside) from
     Illinois Street to Washington
     Boulevard
 •   Illinois Street from Westfield
     Boulevard to Northview Drive




                             New or Infill Sidewalks with Tree Lawn
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvement




  Raised Landscape Median along Alice Carter Place Frontage
  • shortens pedestrian crossings, and provides pedestrian refuge
  • slows traffic
  • contributes to neighborhood district identity
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements

                            Alice Carter
                               Place




                                                         Canal Towpath




  Raised Landscape Median along Alice Carter Place Frontage and
  Gateway Point Sculpture Plaza
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements




Meridian Street & Westfield Blvd. Intersection Improvements
• safe pedestrian crossings        protected pedestrian
• turn lane restrictions           crosswalk at bridge
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements




Pedestrian Crossing of Meridian Street from E. 57th Street
to Alice Carter Place Park
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements




Special Pavement for the Meridian Street
HARMONI                          th to Kessler; remains a turn lane
center lane from 54NOVEMBER 21, 2008
   HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE –
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements
   Meridian Street Bridge Improvements
   • Raised median with landscape planters at
     ends
   • Pedestrian / bicycle refuges at ends and
     center of Canal Towpath Trail crosswalk
   • Wayfinding signage and decorative
     lighting as gateway identity elements
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements




    Meridian Street Bridge Improvement
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements


 Pedestrian signals and
 crosswalks at all
 signalized intersections
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements
Rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Meridian and 57th Street




            Improved Pedestrian Protection
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements

       Yield to Pedestrian in Crosswalk Signage
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements
    Speed limit signs with radar speed indicator show
    speed plus message “signals timed at 35 mph”
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements
  Proposed traffic signal at 54th and Meridian with a
  restricted left turn lane during rush hour. Pending
  DPW traffic review.




HARMONI
  HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Vision Plan
Proposed Improvements
                              Pedestrian Safety
                                                Four-way stop at Central and
                                                56th Street in conjunction with
                                                improved sidewalks




HARMONI
  HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Transportation Enhancement
Project – utilizes federal funds




    Construction to begin in 2011
    • Pedestrian Connectivity at the Intersection
    • Traffic Calming
    • Neighborhood Identity

   Does not include brick paving in the turn lane or other vision plan
    RMON
H Amaterials andIfinishes due to funding constraints
      HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
56th Street Sidewalks –
city funded project




  Construction to begin in 2011

  • Sidewalks on south side of 56th St. from Illinois St. to Washington Blvd.
  • Uses the parking lane on the south side, no impact to existing properties


HARMONI
   HISTORIC MIDTOWN INITIATIVE – NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Alice Carter Place
Proposed Improvements
(donor opportunities available)

 • Meandering Pathways and
   Main Path provide connectivity
   to sidewalk system

 • Gateway Point Sculpture Plaza

 • Connection to Canal Towpath
   and Overlook




                                                   Meridian Street
 • Positions the park for future    Alice Carter
   enhancements                     Place
Environmental Documentation

  1. State Historic Preservation Office determined a “No
     Adverse Effect” finding.
  2. The draft environmental document will be available
     August 4 on the www.indyharmoni.org website.
  3. A hardcopy of the environmental document is also
     available at Public Hearing Station 5 .
  4. The final Environmental Document will be available
     at www.indyharmoni.org
Schedule/Funding

Federal Aid Projects
Phase 1 / Transportation Enhancement           2011      $500,000
Future Phases (as funding becomes available)             TBD


Locally Funded Projects
56th Street Sidewalks                         2011       $293,000
Alice Carter Place Phase 1                    2011       $100,000
Future Park Development (as funding becomes available)
Procedure for providing comments
  1. Visit Station 3 to give written comments. You may
     also take a comment form to fill out and mail in.
     Comments will be received until August 17.
      or you may
  2. Visit Station 4 to record a verbal comment into a
     recorder.
      or you may
  3. Email the Design Team with a comment at
      koslow@storrowkinsella.com

  or you may
  Speak informally with Design Team members at
  Stations 6, 7, and 8. These conversations will not be
  part of the public record. however.
Opportunity to Comment and
View Exhibits


 We will now accept public comments. If you signed up
 to comment, please come forward to the microphone.
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                              Thank you for
                              participating in
                              this exciting
                              project!

				
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