Thursday, May 5, 2005
NEAR EASTSIDE ON A ROLL. Rehab and redevelopment continues in the Near Eastside neighborhoods closest to downtown Indy. On the downside, gentrification is occurring. Positively, the metamorphosis is neither abrupt nor disruptive. Few long-term neighborhood residents have been displaced. My commendations to the Re-Development Group (a for-profit company) and Riley Area Community Development Corporation (the non-profit which is active in the area once served by the now-defunct Eastside Community Investments CDC). This is the urban area I served in from 1987 to 2003. This view looks west to downtown from East Ohio Street.