After an exciting year of up-and-coming, reinvented neighborhoods, Indianapolis has a lot of plans slated for the new year to make it a better place to live. Here are three ways this city will look even better after this year:
1. More adventures in dining
An exciting part of another year in Indianapolis is all the new restaurants opening around the city. Everything from modern Mexican cuisine to build-your-own donut bars will be on menu in the coming months, giving Indianapolis residents an exciting chance to try new dishes and explore the city they call home. One of the coolest new spots will be Punch Bowl Social, opening in May in Downtown's Circle Centre, which has a selection of "gastro-diner" food and games like bowling, karaoke and Ping Pong.
2. Improved downtown transportation
IndyGo is scheduled for completion in June of this year, and the wait will be worth it.
While IndyGo's Downtown transit center was supposed to open in November, construction was halted after a discovery of building remnants that dated as far back as the 1800s. Seven months and an extra $5 million later, IndyGo is scheduled for completion in June of this year, and the wait will be worth it, according to Catherine Esselman, the real estate and development director for Downtown Indy.
"I think that'll definitely become a game-changer in transportation, and I hope in how people view riding the bus and taking public transit," she told the IndyStar.
The 14,00-square-foot center will feature a seating area with Wi-Fi, public restrooms and a cafe and is expected to reduce wait times on more than two dozen bus routes.
3. More houses for sale
One of the biggest aspects of Indianapolis's transformations will be real estate. By late 2016, a $16.5 million for-sale housing project should be completed downtown. The 84-unit for-sale housing complex is just one of Milhaus Development LLC's plans for Indianapolis. Even with only a few units open so far, excitement is already bubbling for the new development.
"We actually were selling before we had a model, which is amazing to me," Raven Reckley, the marketing manager for Milhaus, told the IndyStar. "When there's no new [housing for sale] and people are looking for new, you're in a really nice spot. If they didn't want to go and refurbish and deal with some other problems, they came to us."
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