TAP stands for Technical Assistance Panel, and it’s a tried and true method for District Councils to give back to their local communities.


The Technical Assistance Panel program is based loosely on ULI’s national Advisory Services Panels. At the local level, a TAP normally consists of a panel of outside experts who come in to a community for 1-2 days to address a specific land use and development issue. Experts are drawn from the District Council membership and selected for their expertise related to the specific development issue.

Recent TAPs

West Side Indy Gateway, Indianapolis

For this TAP assignment — held May 2, 2017 — ULI Indiana was asked to form an expert panel to address prioritization and implementation of several urban planning, zoning, and design recommendations made over the years concerning Indianapolis’ West Side neighborhoods, including the Ben Davis Village Association, Bridgeport Neighborhood Alliance, and Greater Garden City Civic Association. Other project partners included the West Side Chamber of Commerce, Indy Gateway, the City of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Airport Authority, and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization. Download the report.

Ft. Wayne Area GM Assembly Plant, Allen County

The purpose of this TAP–held on December 1-2, 2016 in Allen County–was to suggest land use and development recommendations for the area surrounding the GM Fort Wayne Assembly Plant. Based upon the TAP recommendations, the Allen County Plan Commission decided to table a proposed rezoning decision for 60 days. ULI Indiana is pleased to have provided insight worthy of deeper consideration.

International Marketplace District, Indianapolis

A TAP was held in the International Marketplace neighborhood of Indianapolis on November 19-20, 2015.  The TAP was geared towards the City of Indianapolis and LISC, who manage a Community Revitalization Enhancement District that generates $750,000/yr into the neighborhood. Read more here. See the presentation.

Madison Avenue/Perry Township, Indianapolis

A TAP was held on December 11, 2014 for the Greater Southside Business Alliance in Indianapolis.  You can read a bit about it in this article published by the Indianapolis Business Journal on December 16, 2014.

Interested in having a TAP in your community?

Download the flier and application:

TAP Flier

TAP Application (pdf)

Or contact:

Deb Kunce
CORE Planning Strategies