Central Indiana Trail-Oriented Development

There are many trails (greenways) in Central Indiana: the Monon Trail, Nickel Plate Trail, Fall Creek Trail, Pennsy Trail, B&O; Trail, and Midland Trace Trail are some of the well-known regional trails. Many smaller trails are planned or developed throughout Central Indiana. Some of the trails have well-defined development nodes that are vibrant and successful (Broad Ripple, Carmel Midtown and Art & Design District, Nickel Plate District in Fishers), while other areas have not been able to develop commercial/mixed-used areas that embrace the trail or are on the cusp of being able to do so, but not there currently. The intention of this study is to identify success factors for Trail Oriented Development (TrOD), potential nodes on the existing/planned trail network, potential development guidelines, and potential tools for overcoming identified obstacles to success.

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Additional Resources

Speaker Event

The third event in the 2023 IMPO Speaker Series focused on trail-oriented development and featured Clyde Higgs, CEO of Atlanta Beltline.

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Rose Scovel