lThe Indianapolis Business Journal mentioned a proposal Â (about 2/3 of the way down)Â that has been withdrawn for the Warfleigh neighborhood, which sits just to the west of Broad Ripple overlooking the Central Canal. I had heard about this proposal for a while, but had yet to see any renderings. On Wednesday I discovered a neighborhood forum where the project was discussed with much derision, which piqued my curiosity even more. I asked a person who knows about the project if they had any information, and they sent me this PDF, which contained these renderings:
This looks like a nice project to me. Unfortunately, the developer withdrew the project due to the opposition.
I disagree with neighbors that it is out of scale with the neighborhood. Here are some other nearby examples of old apartments that are set along quiet side streets such as Broadway:
62nd and Guilford, in between single family housing
61st and Winthrop, surrounded by single family houses:
65th and Ferguson, surrounded by (rezoned) single family housing:
Of course, these comparisons aren’t one-to-one. But there are plenty of examples of transitional apartments on tighter lots closer to downtown. One of the best examples I can think of is on Park Avenue near Mass ave:
I’m sure there are many other examples of this in the city.
If Indianapolis wants to get serious about supporting better transit and retail options, these are the types of projects to be encouraged. Â I hope to see more projects like this proposal in the future.
I’ve heard from the developer of this project, and they are townhomes instead of apartments. Also, they made a later update to the pedestrian walkway along the canal, which is posted in this link. A rendering is below: