Community Celebration

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2. 2007 Highlights. Farmers Market. GINI Initiative. Beautification. Police Satellite Office. New Businesses. Skiles Test School Service Learning Project. 3. Ray BrinkmeyerPeter CourtneyEileen HerrJoe KomendaKaren KryahJane LommelScott MotterLarry RiggleKas Vargo. BRAG Board of Directors. 4.

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1. Community Celebration

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3. 3 BRAG Board of Directors

4. 4 Many deserve recognition! ? Neighborhood Presidents and Crime Watch Coordinators LISC/GINI Steering Committee Members Skiles Test School Service Learning Project ? Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) ? Farmers Market Sponsors Businesses that Maintained Binford Boulevard from 62nd Street To I-465 ? BRAG Professional Volunteers ? New & Coming Businesses in the BRAG Area ? BRAG Crime Watch Team Unsung Heroes and Heroines Private & Public Sector Partners

5. 5 27 Neighborhoods

6. 6 LISC/GINI Steering Committee Lisa Angrick Barbara Summers Jane Lommel Larry Riggle

7. 7 Skiles Test School Service Learning Project

8. 8 KIB

9. 9 Farmers Market Sponsors

10. 10 Businesses that Maintained Binford Blvd – 62nd Street to I-465

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12. 12 New Businesses in the BRAG Area Aeschliman’s Personal Training Big Bob’s Flooring Black Diamond BBQ #1 Chinese Buffet CVS Entenmann’s Bakery EV Nails Fifth Third Bank George’s Neighborhood Grille Great Clips Powerkidz Salon du Jour Scott Dentistry Shadeland Flower Shop Shred and Go Sprint Station Tanning Salon 3N Boatworks Van Ausdall & Farrar

13. 13 BRAG Crime Watch Team

14. 14 Unsung Heroes & Heroines

15. 15 BRAG Thanks Our Public and Private Sector Partners State Senator Jim Merritt State Senator Teresa Lubbers State Representative Cindy Noe Sheriff Frank Anderson Councilman Ginny Cain Councilman Christine Scales Councilman Paul Bateman Councilman Mike McQuillen INDY Parks Director Joe Wynns Former Mayor Bart Peterson Former Deputy Mayor Steve Campbell Prosecutors Office - Michelle Waymire & Rob Reel Lawrence Township Liaison - Carmen Lethig Former Councilman Steve Talley Lawrence Library Branch - Betsy Crawford INPAWS Master Gardner Association - Dan & Sophia Anderson, Karen Hartlep Assistant Superintendent Lawrence Township Schools - Dr. Duane Hodgins Mckenzie Career Center – Carletta Sullivan, Barry Norman Brebeuf School - Matt Giles, LaTonya Turner Art & Linda Metzger and the McKenzie First Robotics Kilobytes Team Lawrence CDC – Kelly Wood Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) - Michael Dearing, Amy Inman, Bill Wilch Executive Director of Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce – Kris Butler LISC – Bill Taft, Sara Van Slam Brook, Ted Massey, Jan Diggins All the members of the press

16. BRAG Welcomes Mayor Greg Ballard

17. BRAG Community Celebration Feature Presentation Binford Redevelopment And Growth Quality of Life Plan

18. 18 The BRAG Vision “The BRAG community will have thriving businesses and commercial areas, safe pedestrian connectivity to community businesses, schools and neighborhoods, and green spaces throughout the area. Residents will be engaged and knowledgeable about their schools, feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods, and will experience a sense of community.”

19. 19 What happened? Apr 2005 BRAG created Oct 2005 First project: Beautification Dec 2006 BRAG chosen for GINI Feb 2007 Community kickoff meeting Jun 2007 Visioning meeting: Six action teams launched Dec 2007 Team work plans to Board & neighborhood presidents Tonight Quality of Life Plan shared with the BRAG community

20. 20 Business Development Team Participants Bob Berting Tim Jenson Joe Carter Bill McCallister Beverly Etherington Janet Dankert Larry Riggle Gale Wilkerson

21. 21 Business Development Vision BRAG residents will have thriving businesses and commercial areas.

22. 22 1. Business Development Action Steps – Summary Create a village-like look to retail and commercial areas within the BRAG neighborhood. Encourage the development or redevelopment of retail/commercial properties in the BRAG neighborhood.

23. 23 1. Business Development Action Steps – Detail 1.1 Create a village-like look to retail and commercial areas within the BRAG neighborhood. 1.1.1 Develop a vision for the village-like look which would include drawings and design guidelines. 1.1.2 Complete an official (city adopted) Neighborhood Plan which includes a Land Use Plan.

24. 24 1. Business Development Action Steps – Detail 1.2 Encourage the development or redevelopment of retail/commercial properties in the BRAG neighborhood. 1.2.1 Develop and/or enhance existing materials/ brochures that summarize and quantify the assets of BRAG for use by commercial real estate developers and brokers. 1.2.2 Develop a package with financial incentives/matching grant programs. Includes materials that explain the advantage, to a business, of the Tax Increment Financing designation.

25. 25 1. Business Development Action Steps – Detail (continued) 1.2 Encourage the development or redevelopment of retail/commercial properties in the BRAG neighborhood. 1.2.3 Develop a marketing plan for the distribution of the BRAG brochure and financial incentives; execute plan.

26. 26 Crime & Public Safety Team Participants Terry Dobson Susan Dobson Joe Carter Joe Komenda Carol Wissel Terri Merkli

27. 27 Crime & Public Safety Vision BRAG residents will feel safe in their homes and neighborhoods.

28. 28 Crime & Public Safety Action Steps – Summary Increase communication and information to residents about community related public safety issues.

29. 29 2. Crime & Public Safety Action Steps – Detail 2.1 Increase communication and information to residents about community related public safety issues. 2.1.1 Increase and/or invigorate the number of Crime Watch programs in BRAG. 2.1.2 Increase visibility of law enforcement in the BRAG area.

30. 30 Parks and Green Space Vision There will be open green space options throughout the BRAG Community.

31. 31 Parks and Green Space Team Participants Ray Brinkmeyer Kitty Crouse Tracy Gillen Dan Anderson Sophia Anderson Marvin Needler Michael Baldwin David Gorden Gary Jones

32. 32 Parks and Green Space Action Steps – Summary Continue work on the Skiles Test Nature Park Master Plan.

33. 33 3. Parks and Green Space Action Steps – Detail 3.1 Continue work on the Skiles Test Nature Park Master Plan. 3.1.1 Increase and/or improve amenities in Nature Park, i.e., walking path along Fall Creek, trash cans, picnic tables, improving existing trails, improved signage and tree identification, bike racks, etc. 3.1.2 Develop a Nature Center. 3.1.3 Explore possible historic designations for Skiles Test (the man or the park), e.g., an official Historical Marker; inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places, Indianapolis Park and Boulevard System.

34. 34 Pedestrian Access Vision BRAG residents will have safe pedestrian connectivity to area businesses, schools, green space and neighborhoods.

35. 35 Pedestrian Access Team Participants Kris Parmelee Kate Weese Bob Wilch Larry Riggle Dwight Huffman Michael Baldwin Jane Lommel Steve Kaeble Karen Kryah Louise Owen Lynn Piecuch Joe Carter George Kennedy

36. 36 Pedestrian Access Action Steps – Summary Develop safe pedestrian access on: 71st Street from Allisonville east to Hague Road Hague Road from 82nd Street south to 71st Street Shadeland Avenue from 82nd Street south to 71st Street 75th Street from Allisonville east to Hague Road Provide safe pedestrian crossings at major intersections.

37. 37 4. Pedestrian Access Action Steps – Detail 4.1 Develop safe pedestrian access [across identified areas]. 4.1.1 Produce a Pedestrian Access Visioning Study to assist with marketing and funding. 4.1.2 Begin construction on pedestrian access/sidewalks.

38. 38 4. Pedestrian Access Action Steps – Detail (continued) 4.2 Provide safe pedestrian crossings at major intersections. 4.2.1 Provide safe pedestrian crosswalks at 75th Street and Shadeland Avenue. 4.2.2 Provide safe pedestrian crosswalks at 71st Street and Shadeland Avenue. 4.2.3 Provide a safe pedestrian crossing across Binford Boulevard.

39. 39 Lawrence Township Schools Vision BRAG residents are knowledgeable about and engaged with their schools.

40. 40 Lawrence Township Schools Team Participants Carol Helmus Kelly Dyer Selena Suiter Teresa Hvidston Duane Hodgin Dan Rawlins Ray Brinkmeyer Harriet Majors Kathy Hessong

41. 41 Lawrence Township Schools Action Steps – Summary Increase positive communication, with MSDLT families living in the BRAG area, about engagement with MSDLT’s governing and advisory groups, i.e. the School Board, Lawrence Township Council, Citizens Organization. Improve the positive perception by BRAG residents of MSDLT area schools. Improve interaction and understanding between BRAG area schools-parents-residents-partners.

42. 42 5. Township Schools Action Steps – Detail 5.1 Increase positive communications with MSDLT families living in the BRAG area… 5.1.1 Create and distribute a simple, brief description/booklet of the School Board’s decision making and meeting processes. 5.1.2 Create opportunities for BRAG residents to learn about the roles and responsibilities of the Citizens School Organization (CSO). 5.1.3 Distribute the current information booklet about the Lawrence Township Council.

43. 43 5. Township Schools Action Steps – Detail (continued) 5.2 Improve the positive perception by BRAG residents of MSDLT schools. 5.2.1 Increase BRAG area and citywide positive media stories about BRAG area MSDLT school programs and successes. 5.2.2 Each BRAG area MSDLT will appoint a “school liaison” who will visit the neighborhoods in their school’s enrollment area. 5.2.3 Encourage BRAG residents to volunteer in BRAG area schools and share their individual talents.

44. 44 5. Township Schools Action Steps – Detail (continued) 5.2 Improve the positive perception by BRAG residents of MSDLT schools. 5.2.4 Create a school-oriented marketing packet for area realtors and for pre-school families living in the two elementary schools’ enrollment areas. 5.2.5 Each BRAG area MSDLT school will create a school-specific Welcome Packet for new area residents and apartment complexes.

45. 45 5. Township Schools Action Steps – Detail (continued) 5.3 Improve interaction and understanding between BRAG area schools-parents- residents-partners.. 5.3.1 Explore the idea of creating educational partnerships with other institutions, service organizations, local businesses, churches, etc. 5.3.2 Explore the use of Study Circles in each of the BRAG area schools; consider inviting parents of school-age children living in the neighborhood. 5.3.3 Encourage a BRAG resident to run for MSDLT School Board.

46. 46 Sense of Community Vision The BRAG area will have a strong sense of community and engaged residents.

47. 47 Sense of Community Team Participants Ron Lantz Wendy Wilkerson Dan Anderson Sophia Anderson

48. 48 Sense of Community Action Steps – Summary BRAG (the umbrella group) will continue to strengthen and to support the BRAG area neighborhood associations. Build community through projects that improve neighborhood quality of life. The BRAG community will have a multi-purpose Village Center.

49. 49 6. Sense of Community Action Steps – Detail 6.1 BRAG (the umbrella group) will continue to strengthen and to support the BRAG area neighborhood associations. 6.1.1 Each neighborhood association within BRAG will elect/appoint a BRAG representative. 6.1.2 Formalize and activate the governance structure (by-laws) if BRAG. 6.1.3 Continue to add new e-mail addresses to BRAG e-mail distribution list.

50. 50 6. Sense of Community Action Steps – Detail (continued) 6.1 BRAG (the umbrella group) will continue to strengthen and to support the BRAG area neighborhood associations. 6.1.4 Survey the neighborhood associations regarding their governance elements and possible needs, i.e., by-laws, elections, dues, directories, etc.; develop a plan of action.

51. 51 6. Sense of Community Action Steps – Detail (continued) 6.2 Build community through projects that improve neighborhood quality of life. 6.2.1 Continue the BRAG beautification projects. 6.2.2 Individual BRAG neighborhoods will conduct beautification projects in their neighborhoods. 6.2.3 Continue and expand the BRAG Farmers’ Market.

52. 52 6. Sense of Community Action Steps – Detail (continued) 6.3 The BRAG community will have a multi-purpose Village Center. 6.3.1 Explore the availability of current facilities in the BRAG area that could be used a a multi-purpose meeting space. 6.3.2 Explore and claify BRAG’s deifnition of a “multi-purpose Village Center” – is a specific building or is it a “village-square” concept?

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