GREAT PLACES 2020
Architect: Blackline Studio
Real Estate Strategy: Greenstreet Ltd.
Anderson + Bohlander was selected as the lead planner for LISC’s Great Places 2020 effort for Englewood. The effort is part of a broad program to create more walkable, urban village locations within the City of Indianapolis, with a focused effort of investment and development in time for the city’s bicentennial in 2020. The plan was comprehensive in scope, with strategies for housing, safety, education, recreation, active public spaces, and mixed-use development. The planning team worked with staff at LISC, a local community advisory team, and city-wide stakeholders throughout the effort to build support. Anderson + Bohlander worked with Greenstreet Ltd. to develop market analysis data and with Blackline Studio for Architecture to understand building footprints and scale. The plan included a high-level of community engagement, responding to community desires and concerns, yet balancing this with practical input from industry experts across multiple fields. The plan culminates in a series of renderings and diagrams that capture goals for improvement for physical development, neighborhood housing, public space and infrastructure, and education. The plan for Englewood is to concentrate compact development efforts around the Historic PR Mallory Building, and create a new “quad” that is programmed and managed as the heart of the neighborhood. The plan proposes denser and more active uses, while working to create a more walkable Washington Street with connections to residential neighborhoods and community assets.