City-County Council approve $80 million for neighborhood investments 

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The City-County Council approved funding to improve quality of life in Hoosier neighborhoods.

In a June 3 meeting, City-County Council passed Proposals 133 and 174, 2024 — two fiscal ordinances which will allocate $80 million into neighborhood investments in areas of infrastructure, public safety and quality of life. Both proposals passed unanimously after being heard by council committees throughout May.

“With this new funding, the City can improve roads and pedestrian infrastructure, invest in new and better facilities for our public safety professionals, and address nuisance issues such as blighted buildings — some of the top priorities of our neighborhoods,” Mayor Joe Hogsett said in a statement. “I especially want to thank the members of the City-County Council — their partnership is the reason we can continue to make key investments that impact our community for the better.” 

Proposals 133 and 174, 2024 will include investment funding for the following: 

  • $23 million to support capital infrastructure projects.
  • $5.2 million toward the construction of a new Solid Waste Garage for Indy DPW.
  • $2 million for the design of a new headquarters for IMPD’s North District.     
  • $6 million for the construction of IFD Station 32 (6355 N. College Ave.) and IFD Station 20 (1330 N. Emerson Ave.).
  • $500,000 for pedestrian upgrades to intersections near schools. Upgrades could include features like crosswalks, bump outs, ADA ramps, signals, signs and markings.
  • $1 million for pedestrian lighting improvements in school zones.
  • $3 million for the demolition of longstanding nuisance properties including some of the buildings in Towne and Terrace.

“The unanimous passage of these fiscal ordinances is a testament to our shared commitment to enhancing the quality of life in our neighborhoods in all 25 Council districts,” City-County Council President Vop Osili said in a statement. “These investments will not only improve our infrastructure and public safety but also help create a more vibrant and resilient community.” 

A recording of the June 3 meeting can be found on the Channel 16 page of Indy.gov.