The Meridian Kessler neighborhood is currently updating its zoning guidelines for the first time since the late 1970s. This plan has been released for initial review, and can be viewed on this webpage. I’ve also uploaded a copyÂ here.
The main focus for this plan that is of interest to Urban Indy is to discuss the future of the commercial nodes within the neighborhood. This included possible traffic calming measures, which are discussed in detail on Appendix C. The plan map also included the neighborhood’s first potential park, located at 42nd Street and the Monon Trail. Public comments on the plan are welcome until June 15th.
Here’s the comment that I have added here:
Hi. I like most of the details listed on the plan. However, I’m not sure why parking must be eliminated on each side of the street where the street is narrow. This parking helps to slow vehicles down. I worry that banning parking on a side of a street will only help drivers travel faster.
Please feel free to add your own comments to the plan. For the most part, I think the neighborhood has the right ideas about the direction that it needs to head to make its public streets saferÂ forÂ all.