According to the City of Indianapolis, Village Centers are walkable, mixed-use places that offer services and amenities to nearby neighborhoods. Broad Ripple, Irvington and Fountain Square are perfect examples of village centers. The city is updating its zoning ordinance for the first time in over 40 years, introducing Mixed-Use 3 and Mixed-Use 4. The new zoning could provide the opportunity to create a village center in the near north corridor. MU3 and MU4 require the Department of Metropolitan Development to initiate zoning through a special type of plan. Check out the city's website for more information.
A village center in the near north corridor would create new housing at all income levels, shops, restaurants and recreational spaces. The center would enhance the lives of residents in Meridian-Highland, Herron-Morton and Fall Creek Place.