Design Guidelines for a Near West Indianapolis Urban Village: A Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Westside Community Development Corporation (WCDC), in collaboration with the River West Great Place, the Near West Collaborative, and the City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development, invites submissions design guidelines for a Near West urban village in Indianapolis.   The Request for Proposal provides a focus on the project, its deliverables, submission guidelines and selection…

Join the Great Places 2020 Bus Tour on October 5

See the post from LISC below about a tour of the Great Places in Indy: You’re invited to join us on Wednesday. Oct. 5 for the Great Places 2020 Bus Tour! What:  A bus tour visiting each of the Great Places 2020 neighborhoods: Englewood Village, Maple Crossing and River West. There will be speakers on…

Exodus Refugee Donation Wish List

Exodus Refugee Immigration welcomes refugees to Indianapolis and offers them a place to call home. Refugees arrive in Indianapolis with only what they can carry. Help us welcome them by providing donated goods for their new home! Items can be gently used, with the exception of toiletries and baby supplies. Donation drop-offs are welcome on Fridays…

Living Faith Church Moves to Near West

There are a lot of questions surrounding the building where Judge’s BBQ used to operate. In that beautiful space, a church has now taken up residence. Living Faith Church “offers a modern and relevant experience with God for everyone.” They offer a casual and welcoming environment. To read more about the church itself, visit www.livingfaithindy.com. Starting this…

Saints in the Streets – A Message from Connie Merkel

Please see the message from Connie Merkel about Saints in the Streets below: I’d like to share a great volunteer opportunity with you called “Saints in the Streets“.  This will be our 9th year for this neighborhood outreach event on the near west side of Indy.  SITS works with neighborhood leaders to identify  projects such…

New Date! West Michigan Street Festival!

We are excited to announce the new date for the West Michigan Street Festival! The festival was postponed due to rain, but we are happy to announce that the festival will happen on Saturday, October 1st from 11:00-4:00! If you’re interested in planning or being part of the festival, email Jordan Thomas at jordan@bigcar.org. The…

Postponed! West Michigan Street Festival

Friends of Near West and the River West Great Place – Due to an 80% chance of rain on Friday and Sunday and a 90% chance of rain on Saturday, we must POSTPONE the West Michigan Street Festival that was scheduled for this coming Saturday, August 13th. Thank you most profoundly for your willingness to…

West Michigan Street Festival!

Imagine a new West Michigan Street! On Saturday, August 13th from 11am–4pm West Michigan Street will be transformed into a thriving, connected business and cultural corridor. Near West neighbors and Great Places 2020, in partnership with Big Car Collaborative, have been working to create a new and improved community for all to enjoy. West Michigan…

New “Add an Event” Feature

We are pleased to announce that we have added an “Add an Event” submission feature on our website. Do you have an event happening in Near West Indy? Share it with us so we can add it to our community calendar! We will try to meet the demand for all events, but we aren’t always…