I’ve long wondered if there was any hope of revitalizing these defunct buildings, which were previously served by the Monon Railroad.Â Developer Town is intended to be a Tech Start-up incubator, giving similarly minded people a public forum for bouncing ideas off of each other. This is exciting for many reasons.Â Here are just a few:
- Displays the power that cities and public gatherings still have in an increasingly digital age.Â This wouldn’t be happening if Indianapolis didn’t have a critical mass of people with a desire to be entrepreneurs. Â A room full of people with smart phones were talking to each other face-to-face.
- Places a potential job-creating place in a structure that was originally intended for work, but had fallen into disrepair.
- May inspire others to bring along their own innovations to reuse the other vacant buildings lining Winthrop Avenue.
It doesn’t take a tech-savvy person to be able appreciate the enthusiasm and possibilities that were on display for this showcase.Â For more of the story behind this positive energy, this article in the Indy Star does a fine job.Â Â I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from DeveloperTown and Verge in the near future.Â They wouldn’t have it any other way.