Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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2019 Series
The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association will kick off its “Candidate...
Midtown Economic Council
Notice is hereby given that the Midtown Economic Council...
Fences: What You Need to Know
The MKNA Land Use Committee receives a lot of...
Central Avenue Returning to Pre-Red Line Conditions
Return of 4-Way Stops MKNA has received an update...
2019 Board Calendar
The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...
Volunteer Opportunity
The Indiana State Fair is offering a unique, group...
Public Officials Weigh In
In response to public concern as well as the...
49th & Pennsylvania Street
On Monday, June 17, 2019 Circle K hosted two...
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...
  • 2019 Series

    September 11th, 2019
    2019 Series

    The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association will kick off its “Candidate Conversations” series this month creating an opportunity for candidates to engage with their constituents before the General Election on Nov. 5, 2019. Conversations will be two hours in length at various restaurants in the Meridian-Kessler area. Rather than host multiple debates, each event will feature a […]

  • Midtown Economic Council

    September 11th, 2019
    Midtown Economic Council

    Notice is hereby given that the Midtown Economic Council (MEC) will hold a public meeting on September 17th, 2019, at 5:30 pm at The National (215 E 38th Street) to consider a recommendation of support for the following proposed infrastructure improvements in the North Midtown Allocation Area: · Streetscape Railings Along College Ave, 38th St to 66th […]

  • The MKNA Land Use Committee receives a lot of questions from residents about fences: what types, heights and locations are allowed. Residents/contractors are not required to get a permit to erect a fence, however, not all fences are allowed in all locations. Before you incur the expense of installing a new fence, we suggest that […]

  • This year will mark the second Global Fest celebration! On September 21st, join IPS School #70 PTSA from 12 NOON to 10 p.m. to share traditions, honor heritage and learn about cultures through food, music, art and play! To Learn More: https://www.cfi70ptsa.org/globalfest Give Back Opportunity Would you like to become an active, dues-paying member of […]

  • French Market is one of Indy’s major neighborhood festivals with artisan booths, an array of French and Cajun cuisine with a wine and beer garden. right here in Meridian-Kessler! Roman Catholic Mass in French will be celebrated at 5:30 in the newly-restored, historic Meridian-Kessler church constructed in 1929.  Church tours will be held at 1:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Five […]

  • The 11th Annual IHM Fall Kick-Off Fest and the 9th Annual 5K Run/Walk will be on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 in Meridian-Kessler! The 5K Fun Run will start at 9 a.m. with all other Fall Fest festivities running from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the IHM parking ot behind the school (317 E. 57th […]

  • Return of 4-Way Stops MKNA has received an update from the the Department of Public works in regards to the temporary changes made to Central Avenue during Red Line Construction.  At this time, DPW aims to have all 2-to-4-way conversions returned 4-way stops prior to the first day of the IPS school year on Monday, August […]

  • 2019 Board Calendar

    July 15th, 2019
    2019 Board Calendar

    The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a full-time staff-of-one and a volunteer board of directors. The board meets every-other-month at various locations throughout the neighborhood. These meetings are open to the public with an agenda posted in the Facebook Event one week in advance of each meeting. The board is […]

  • A number of Meridian-Kessler infrastructure projects have moved from the design to construction phase according to the Department of Public Works Transportation Improvement Program. District 2: CCC Colleen Fanning | 2019 MK Projects: Bridge Rehabilitation: Monon over Kessler Blvd (BM-11-100) Greenways/Multimodal Path: Monon Trail from 10th Street to 96th Street (ST-25-099) Curb/Sidewalks: SRTS – Immaculate […]

  • Neighborhood Resources

    June 24th, 2019
    Neighborhood Resources

  • 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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