Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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Think Global, Fest Local: GLOBAL FEST
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — The first annual Global Fest makes...
Illinois Street Bridge Over Central Canal to Close August 21st
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) expects...
Central Avenue Update: Q & A
Due to the wide variety of concerns and questions...
Central Avenue: August 7, 2018 UPDATE
The following points have been delivered to MKNA courtesy...
38th & Meridian Farmers Market Opens June 7th!
The 38th and Meridian St Farmers Market will be opening...
Traffic Calming Measures On The Way
When it’s summer in Indianapolis, we’ve grown to expect...
Reporting Traffic Complaints
The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Police Department...
2018 Home & Twilight Tour Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets are now available for the 2018 MK Home...
College Avenue Public Library: May Schedule
The College Avenue Public Library has free, public programming...
IPS Forum Postponed
On Monday, March 5, the Indianapolis Public School Board...
  • INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — The first annual Global Fest makes its inaugural debut Saturday, September 15, 2018. A celebration of culture and community, the daylong event shares traditions and honors heritage through food, music, art, and play. The festival will take place from noon to 10 pm at 4550 Central Avenue. Admission is free and open […]

  • INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) expects the closure of the Illinois Street bridge over the IWC Indiana Central Canal on or after Tuesday, August 21, 2018, weather permitting. The closure will allow for the rehabilitation–including sidewalk and railing replacement–of this bridge in Indy’s midtown community. Local traffic will be able to access the majority of Illinois […]

  • Due to the wide variety of concerns and questions revolving around the temporary interventions being installed on Central for the duration of Red Line construction on College Ave, MKNA is seeking answers directly from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works. In the interest of time, we ask all interested neighbors to submit questions for DPW […]

  • As governed by the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association By-Laws, the neighborhood has eight unique zones. Each zone has a Zone Delegate that sits on the board and weighs in on various issues, plans, etc. and how they impact their specific zone. They are meant to represent the best interest of their particular zone and are called […]

  • Nancy’s Ride

    June 4th, 2018
    Nancy’s Ride

    In the spirit of our founder, Nancy’s Ride is a welcoming, inclusive ride for cyclists of all kinds. Much like Nancy’s smile, we believe that the joy of biking is contagious. With the choice of a casual destination ride or one of three longer rides, Nancy’s Ride has a bit of something for everyone. Nancy’s Ride […]

  • The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Police Department have come together to create a way for us to report various traffic-related issues.  You can send a traffic complaint to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for these and other traffic-related issues, including: Speeding and hazardous driving Illegal turns, such as not obeying no-turn signs, restricted left […]

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  • Meridian–Kessler as a neighborhood conjures up the image of grand homes, handsome estates, spreading lawns and money— a lovely, but grossly incomplete picture. We are a benchmark community that many try to duplicate but cannot because of the authentic diversity of people, lifestyle and income here. It is this diversity that gives Meridian–Kessler both interest

    Caroline Farrar, Executive Director, MKNA
  • Starting with one Cafe Patachou restaurant in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood more than 20 years ago, Hoover’s business has grown and added many spinoffs over the years. It’s a great local gem, a place we locals love to take visitors to give them a sense of the Indianapolis flavor.

    Matthew Tully, The Indianapolis Star
  • Independent local businesses employ a wide array of supporting services. They hire architects, designers, cabinet shops, sign makers and contractors for construction. Opportunities grow for local accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys, advertising agencies and others to help run it. Local retailers and distributors also carry a higher percentage of locally made goods than the

    Jeff Milchen, co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance
  • Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association— MKNA— acts as a spawn ideologically and financially for revitalization and improvement of the community and as a catalyst for community interaction and cohesion.

    Caroline Farrar, Executive Director, MKNA
  • The area was first populated in the 1820’s, and as early at 1880 had a population around 2500, when the first platted neighborhoods began to appear. It was around that time that the Indiana State Fairgrounds were moved to their current location, bordering the southwest corner of the neighborhood. By 1900 the entire area was

    Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis

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