Great Indy Neighborhoods is a citywide initiative with a renewed approach to community development activities that promotes neighborhood-driven improvements.

Led by the Indianapolis office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation with support from the City of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, and CAP:IC, the initiative had two main components.

The Demonstration Initiative facilitated a three-year pilot quality-of-life planning process in six neighborhoods. With professional facilitation support and funding for a full-time neighborhood staff person, neighborhoods developed quality-of-life plans that were owned by neighborhood stakeholders and adopted by the City of Indianapolis. Seed grant money was provided to promote plan implementation. CAP:IC provided Web site support, graphic design and publishing assistance, and facilitated an urban design workshop in each neighborhood to give plan ideas life.

The Engagement Initiative provided grant support for neighborhood organizations working to implement an idea related to GINI’s Eleven Principles of Healthy Neighborhoods.

Learn more about Great Indy Neighborhoods.