Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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Operation Night Light
In 2017, Mayor Joe Hogsett reached an agreement with...
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...
Longtime Heritage Place Executive Director to Retire
For more than 35 years, Ruth Ann Hankins has...
  • Operation Night Light

    April 12th, 2018
    Operation Night Light

    In 2017, Mayor Joe Hogsett reached an agreement with IPL to retrofit City-funded streetlights to more efficient LED technology. IPL will be working to retrofit these streetlights through spring 2021. The savings from this retrofit will be used to install up to 4,000 additional streetlights in Indianapolis. Beginning April 26, 2018, new streetlight locations can […]

  • The College Avenue Public Library has free, public programming for kids, families and adults. Check out the various available programs below and be sure to call and register when necessary. College Avenue Public Library: 4180 N. College Avenue | 317-275-4320 Preschool Storytime May 1, 15, 22 & 29 | 10:30 AM Preschoolers ages 3 – 6 and an […]

  • Plan 2020: Land Use Plan

    April 9th, 2018
    Plan 2020: Land Use Plan

    Plan 2020 seeks to create a unified, countywide land use plan that updates, incorporates, or replaces the dozens of existing planning documents. It will include performance indicators for land use types, providing more clarity about how different uses perform on transportation, economic, tax base, and environmental criteria. The updated plan will focus on keeping residents […]

  • Indianapolis, IN — The Jazz Kitchen (5377 North College Avenue) announces new jazz education series in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, April 2018. Jazz 101 will take place every Monday evening in April from 6-7pm, just before the weekly Jazz Jam Session which starts at 7pm. Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created at the Smithsonian […]

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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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