INDIANAPOLIS cultural trail extension proposal  

Project Type: Public + Civic, Urban Design

Size: 3 Mile Extension

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Services: Urban Design, Marketing

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick is an 8-mile world class urban bike and pedestrian path in downtown Indianapolis. Connecting neighborhoods, cultural districts and entertainment amenities while serving as the downtown hub for central Indiana’s vast greenway system. The trail crosses in front of our Virginia Avenue office in the historic Fletcher Place neighborhood.

Because of the instant success from the project and a recently released economic study report from IU Public Policy, Hoch designed a potential extension to the famed urban-trail. The extension would begin in the popular Fountain Square neighborhood and extend south along Shelby Street. Connecting historic and culturally significant neighborhoods, the extension would bring the trail to Big Car Collaborative, University of Indianapolis and new residential investments in the Garfield Park neighborhoods. A pedestrian bridge at the busy Raymond/Shelby intersection would be included as a part of the extension.