FOOD

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Mid-North August Food Access Calendar
Sadly, the Double 8 Food Store closed its doors last month. However, the residents and organizations in our neighborhood didn’t stay still for long—They got active. There are daily opportunities to use transportation, local food groups, and other opportunities for grabbing your fresh produce and other groceries. View the Calendar here.
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UrbanPatch Dollar Store Project | Oasis
Yes, currently we’re officially in a “food desert.” But thanks to the initiatives taken by UrbanPatch’s Joyce Moore, several discussions have already been had—focusing on long term and short term solutions. Get involved, listen, give feedback, and let us be the change we want to see. Read about the project here.

DEVELOPMENT

Beth-El Temple
The Beth-El Temple at 3359 N. Ruckle St. is in preservation process. Now, Indiana Landmarks and the Temple Heritage Center are looking for feedback on how it should be used. Tour the temple, free of charge, August 27, 5-7PM and give your own feedback.

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Overlook at Fall Creek
We’ve been hearing about a plan to transform the old candy factory next to Fall Creek Trail and the State Fairgrounds, into a mixed-use building. You can read an initial plan on Urban Indy. Earlier this year, though, it was announced more formally through the IBJ as a $11M apartment project.  Then, to accelerate the excitement, Channel 6 just did a news story about the groundbreaking for that project! See the report about the 49-unit apartment complex with a rooftop terrace and balconies overlooking the fairgrounds. They plan on having job opportunities for our community as well.

Central Avenue Development — No new news to report, but here are some resources to get you up to speed: IBJ article, $20M Project on tap for Mapleton-Fall Creek area
Schematic Site Plan PDF

TRANSPORTATION

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IndyGo Red Line Rapid Transit Route
IndyGo has been working up some new plans for how public transportation will look in the coming years. One such way would be a Rapid Transit Line. The Red Line is the first of five proposed express routes, named “Indy Connect.” It will run right through Mapleton-Fall Creek and for anyone who has used, is using or plans on using public transportation—you are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of five public meetings. Learn more: IndyStarWTHRIndyGo

ART

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Silver Falls
Want your name on the Silver Falls signage at the Gateway (Delaware and Fall Creek)? Contribute to its creation! Certain levels of donations will be recognized—but if you can only donate $1 that’s great too! Yet another way to be a part of the transformation of Mapleton-Fall Creek

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Streamlines
Whether you’ve heard about Butler’s Streamlines project from Reconnecting our Waterways, the MFCDC, or on NextDoor—you may not realize it was funded by the National Science Foundation. It is place-based art and science learning that will encourage Indy to explore the city’s water systems through interactive experiences. We’ve been seeing them hard at work on the Fall Creek Trail already. Learn more on their website.


 

Get Involved in MFCNA
One of our board members, Hannah Barker, has been accepted into grad school and will be leaving the MFCNA board prior to her term expiring. If you are interested in becoming a member of the board, please contact us and attend the neighborhood association meetings every 2nd Thursday of the month. We look forward to meeting you!