NEAR Annual Community Luncheon

Save this date to enjoy one of our community’s exclamation points: Thursday, April 23, 11:30 am. Once again, the NEAR Annual Community Luncheon will be in the beautiful Boner Fitness and Learning Center on the Arsenal Tech High School campus. We’re going to celebrate growth that is occurring across our Near Eastside community.


Senior Adult Neighbors: Live in Minnie Hartmann Center

The transformation of IPS 78 into the beautiful Minnie Hartmann Center at Sherman & Vermont is 85% complete. Our property management partner TWG Management is now accepting inquiries and applications from neighbors at least 55 years old with limited incomes. Minnie Hartmann center offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments.


Educators’ Village and More Affordable Homes

We are still completing The Educators’ Village—the last three of 22 houses are under construction and will be available to households at or less than 80% AMI in the spring (see these and all available homes at In addition, we are planning to develop 5 homes in Rivoli Park neighborhood as part of the 10 East Arts initiative. We hope to create homeownership opportunities focused on artists who currently live or want to put down roots in our creative Near Eastside community. Stay tuned!


Affordable Homes in Willard Park Neighborhood

We are working with Willard Park neighbors to develop 9 affordable homes in this near downtown neighborhood this year. The Willard Park neighborhood stretches from Washington St./US 40 (and the much anticipated IndyGo Blue Line) to Michigan Street east of State Avenue. Its area includes the new separated bikeway along New York Street and the now-vacant Indiana Women’s Prison. We look forward to bringing high-quality, affordable homeownership opportunities to vacant lots and abandoned houses.


Streetscaping Project Delayed

CMT (engineering) and MKSK (landscape architects) continues to gather neighborhood input on the 10th St. and Rural St. infrastructure project. This project is being delayed by construction that will soon begin on the north split that connects I 70 and I 65 to downtown.  Stay tuned for dates in upcoming NEAR Updates.


Briefly – Discover little known but awesome places to eat, shop, drink, antique, and visit. Subscribe to receive biweekly updates, discounts, and news of opportunities. – Explore the collectively developed plan to reuse Sherman Park at Michigan & Sherman—the 50-acre site the for generations was home to RCA. We look forward to the jobs and vitality this will create for our community. – Track with developments in the 10 East Arts+Design District, a one-mile development area that stretches from Beville to Olney.


NEAR’s Board of Directors are predominantly Near Eastside residents. Our Directors volunteer their time, treasure, and talents to govern our nonprofit organization and steward our mission to develop community as we create great places for neighbors.


Be Part of the Near Eastside Business Association – Local business owners and managers meet at the NEAR Center for Community Development the third Tuesday of each month to strategize for economic development in the area. If you operate a business in our community, you are welcome! Contact our Economic Development Director Susan Vogt –