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I-65/I-70 North Split Project: Rethink Design and Call to Action

The I-65/I-70 inner loop in downtown Indianapolis is nearing the end of its life span. It must be rebuilt from the ground up. This project offers an enormous opportunity to take the Crossroads of America to the next level. But we only have one chance to get this right, and INDOT’s plan for the first phase of construction (the North Split) would severely limit future phases. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities … Read More

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Foster improved development dialogue with UrbanPlan: Training Jan. 7 and inaugural workshop Jan. 25

UrbanPlan is a program developed by the Urban Land Institute to engage communities in an interactive dialogue about the challenging issues, varying private and public sector roles, complex tradeoffs, and economics that are at play in land use and development decisions. The program is delivered in a hands-on, interactive workshop in which participants work as competing development teams to respond to a hypothetical request for proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of a neighborhood in the fictitious City of Yorktown. This experience is useful for people who are relatively new to the … Read More

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Indianapolis in Top 20 of Markets to Watch, #2 in Midwest Region in Nation’s Leading Report for Real Estate Investors: PwC, ULI’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019

ULI Indiana event in early 2019 to cover the report and other local and national trends The latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2019, recently released by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), ranks Indianapolis in the top 20 “Markets to Watch” for overall real estate prospects in investment and development. Based on past reports ULI has on file, the #19 ranking is the highest Indianapolis has scored. Indianapolis ranked #37 in the 2018 report. In addition, receiving a 4.01 score on a 5-point scale, Indianapolis ranks #2 in the “Local Outlook: … Read More

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Save the Date: 2nd Annual WLI Field Trip Scheduled for November 1 in Fort Wayne

Learn about new development opportunities and network with colleagues on an excursion to Indiana’s second largest city. Greater Fort Wayne Inc has identified “five bold projects” transforming the region, shown on this webpage and video. Our event will highlight selected projects and include informational lunch and dinner sessions. More information and registration coming soon!  

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ULI Indiana director participates in Community Mentors Summit in Martinsville

ULI Indiana’s director, Jennifer Milliken, recently participated in a Community Mentors Summit in Martinsville. Held by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, the event sparked dialogue on community development strategies specific to the Martinsville area. In addition to ULI Indiana, participants included representatives from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Prosperity Indiana, as well as Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes. Jennifer presented information about ULI and how the Indiana district council can help with community development, from our Technical Assistance Panels to the Urban Plan program. In addition, … Read More

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Valerie Becker among 2018 WLI Prologis Scholarship Winners

The ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative recently announced that Valerie Becker, ULI Indiana member and vice president of commercial real estate at The National Bank of Indianapolis, is among 10 members from across the country to receive a WLI Prologis Scholarship to attend ULI’s Fall Meeting in Boston, MA on Oct. 8-11, 2018. For more information about the scholarship and recipients, visit the announcement. Congratulations, Valerie!  

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Q&A with Stephanie Califar, ULI Indiana’s new senior associate

Stephanie Califar has joined ULI Indiana as senior associate. Stephanie will focus on planning and implementing the district council’s events, contributing experience and expertise gained through previous roles for the Indy Chamber and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. A graduate of DePauw University, Stephanie owns a consulting and event management company, Vida Events & Design, LLC. Read on to learn more about Stephanie! What are you most excited about as it relates to your role with ULI Indiana? I have a passion for economic development events, so I’m thrilled to … Read More

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Full Members in the News – Second Quarter 2018

As a benefit to Full Members of the Urban Land Institute, ULI Indiana features a quarterly digest of news submitted by Full Members. If you are a Full Member of ULI and would like to share news about yourself or your organization, please contact Holly Bolton, ULI Indiana communications chair. Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director for Ginovus, was a featured speaker at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Board of Directors meeting in French Lick on June 1, following an appearance at the Central Indiana Council of Elected Officials on May … Read More

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2018 RPC

Indianapolis recently hosted the East Central ULI Regional Product Council 2.0, a multi-disciplinary forum designed to foster the sharing of information and best practices by mid- and senior-level members. The Regional Product Council focused on public/private partnerships in mixed-use development. “The Regional Product Council brought together a lot of smart people with interesting perspectives from peer communities,” said Sean Northup, deputy director of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization and co-champion of the ULI East Central RPC. “When we can have open conversations and be resources to one another, it just … Read More

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Juanita Hardy, ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking, to keynote 2018 Indiana Bike and Walk Summit

Juanita Hardy, ULI Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2018 Indiana Bike and Walk Summit Aug. 29 – 30, at the Omni Severin Hotel. This year’s theme, “Leading Locally for Active Transportation,” will offer representatives of cities and towns throughout the state a chance to showcase their efforts and to learn from others working here in Indiana and around the nation. For more information, visit http://inbikewalksummit.org.

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