Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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February 5, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (February 5, 2019) – IndyGo Red Line contractors...
2018 brought about a number of changes with the...
Ty’s Penn Shell Plans
In January of 2018, Ty Tarr of Ty’s Penn...
40th & Meridian Street Traffic Light
A new, fully operational traffic signal is currently under...
How to Read a Zoning Notice
One of our most active committees within the Neighborhood...
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...
  • February 5, 2019

    February 5th, 2019
    February 5, 2019

    INDIANAPOLIS (February 5, 2019) – IndyGo Red Line contractors will be ramping up construction activity on the corridor to cut 4 months off the construction schedule. The acceleration plan will shorten the duration of Red Line construction and reduce the time that residents experience inconveniences, allowing the Red Line to open by the end of […]

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    February 5th, 2019

    2018 brought about a number of changes with the leadership of the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association. The MKNA Board of Directors set down a path to take a strategic, thoughtful look at the operations of not only the organization but also the Board itself. This month’s Board Meeting will introduce a number of changes and improvements […]

  • Love Your Library!

    January 22nd, 2019
    Love Your Library!

    Individuals of all ages are invited to meet Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes during her 2019 “Love Your Library Tour” that includes a visit to the College Avenue Branch, 4180 N. College Avenue, on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can learn about trends and activities throughout the Library system, including new capital […]

  • Ty’s Penn Shell Plans

    January 21st, 2019
    Ty’s Penn Shell Plans

    In January of 2018, Ty Tarr of Ty’s Penn Shell came before the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association concerned that Circle K, owner of the 49th & Pennsylvania property, gas and service station, were choosing to not renew his lease as of September of 2019. The notice was received March 7, 2017 – two-and-a-half years prior to […]

  • A new, fully operational traffic signal is currently under construction at 40th and Meridian Street. Currently, DPW plans for this light to be fully operational on January 23rd assuming IPL has no issues with weather or installation.  The plan is to operate the light similar to the other signals to the north on Meridian Street. The signals will […]

  • How to Read a Zoning Notice

    January 14th, 2019
    How to Read a Zoning Notice

    One of our most active committees within the Neighborhood Association is the Land Use & Code Compliance Committee. This group of committed, neighborhood professionals consists of a various areas of expertise and reviews requests for variances for both residential and commercial properties on a monthly basis. Prior to setting a Land Use Committee Meeting, a […]

  • Neighborhood Safety

    January 10th, 2019
    Neighborhood Safety

    The launch of has created a “digital City Hall” to allow residents access to various city services – many without ever leaving the house! In light of recent break-ins and other traffic safety concerns in the neighborhood, we have provided links to some of the most relevant to our neighborhood safety below: Send a […]

  • Committee Meeting

    November 4th, 2018
    Committee Meeting

    The MKNA Land Use Committee exists to assist property owners in the navigation of the City of Indianapolis development process while maintaining the quality and consistency of architecture in Meridian-Kessler. The Land Use Committee consists of MK residents and business owners with expertise in various areas included building and landscape architecture, law, etc. Prior to […]

  • 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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