City and State Preservation News

It's a busy time in the Preservation world with a lot of activity going on throughout the state outside of the work of Indiana Landmarks and HUNI.

We'll feature articles of City, State and other levels of government and organizations here to provide a comprehensive view of efforts in this area.

Rethink 65/70 Archives

A look back at important documents as the Rethinking of the Downtown Indianapolis Interstate Reconstruction progressed

INDY GO Transit

HUNI supports the addition of Red Line and expansion of Mass Transit in Indy. Ongoing Transit Lines Information

Digital Billboards

Resources regarding the City County Council proposal 250 allowing digital billboards in Indianapolis.

IDI 5 Year DT Velocity Plan

On December 3rd, Indianapolis Downtown Inc (IDI) introduced its 5-year strategic plan, called “Velocity,” for Downtown to Community Leaders and Downtown Residents.

German Church Namesake Church Saved

Article on the preservation of St John's Church on Indianapolis' Eastside

Old German Church Saved thru Community Donations

The Central Indiana community came together with over $75K in donations to save St John's Church--the Old German Church for which the Eastside Road is named.

IDEM Ground Water Investigation

This article updates readers on a groundwater contamination area near several historic neighborhoods.

Corona Virus in Indianapolis

Corona Virus Resources in Indianapolis

2021 Legislative Updates

2021 Legislative Updates


IndyGo Holding Community Listening Sessions for Purple Line

IndyGo is presently holding community listening sessions for the next phase in its transit reconfiguration ...the Purple Line. The Purple Line is the second of IndyGo’s three planned bus rapid transit lines, featuring dedicated lanes, station platforms with level boarding, and offboard fare payment. The 15.2 mile Purple Line will connect Indianapolis and the City of Lawrence. For much of the corridor, the Purple Line will replace and improve existing Route 39 local service. The Purple Line is projected to reduce transit travel time by more than 25% compared to existing service. The Purple Line project will also bring infrastructure improvements to the area, including sidewalk improvements, a multi-use path connecting to the Fall Creek Greenway, resurfacing and repaving, and new drainage infrastructure. Construction is anticipated to begin on the Purple Line in early 2021, with the line opening for revenue service in 2023. For more information on the Purple Line, click here.

On September 1, 2019, IndyGo opened its Red Line, the first phase of Bus Rapid Transit in the Indianapolis landscape.  The 'MyKey' mobile app enhancing the purchase of transit passes is in beta testing and is expected to go live sometime in 2020. Additionally, the 'myStop Mobile' app tracks real-time data on bus arrivals. The Red Line runs from Broad Ripple on the north side to the University of Indianapolis on the south side. This new line provides more frequent service with fewer stops, connecting area residents with more places to work, shop, and experience our great city.  The Red Line touches a number of Indy's Historic Neighborhoods.  HUNI remains supportive of the transformative nature provided by expanded service of public transportation. Phase 2 of the Indy’s Mass Transit Plan funds transit improvements and expansion for a Blue Line and Purple Line. Click here if you'd like a visual overview of the impact of transit on our community and future steps for adopting a strategic Marion County Transit Plan. Here's a look at the IndyGo's affordable fares.