Hidden Gems in the Near Eastside
Hidden Gems in the Near Eastside
Hidden Gems in the Near Eastside

To support businesses in the Near Eastside, we recently conducted a small business survey to provide an overview of area businesses and identify next steps for NEAR to continue engaging with the individuals that make the Near Eastside a one-of-a-kind…

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2017 NEAR Community Luncheon
2017 NEAR Community Luncheon
2017 NEAR Community Luncheon

100 Redeveloped Homes Join us at our 2017 Annual Community Luncheon for great food and focus on how NEAR is helping to shape the Near Eastside’s future. Keynote Speaker • Dr. Lewis Ferebee Dr. Lewis Ferebee is Superintendent of Indianapolis…

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NEAR Annual Community Luncheon 2017

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 // BY JOHN FRANKLIN HAY, NEAR Looking Forward: Our 100th Home Join us at our Annual Community Luncheon for great food and focus on how NEAR is helping to invest in our community’s future. Invited Keynote Speaker •…

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Distinctive Development in St. Clair Place

In 2009, Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) accepted the community’s challenge to revitalize St. Clair Place—a near-downtown neighborhood that had become notorious for vacancy, violence, and blight. Seven years and 89 new and rehabbed houses later, the neighborhood has made…

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The Other Side of Blight: One Homeowner’s Story
The Other Side of Blight: One Homeowner’s Story
The Other Side of Blight: One Homeowner’s Story

Before the 2007 housing crisis, Brian Cole was a small business owner. He had spent 26 years in the jewelry industry, working his way up from sales to management to store ownership. But when the bottom fell out of the…

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