Near West Housing Summit

The Near West is revamping their Quality of Life plan for 2012-2015.  Over past couple of years, we have noticed that the housing condition of Near West has changed drastically.  The situation of our housing stock has raised concerns with residents, community partners, and potential homeowners.  In our current Quality of Life plan, it focused on increasing the number of renovated and new affordable homes, which faltered due to the economy.  Near West would like to become proactive with the housing conditions of Near West, within our next Quality of Life plan, we would like to provide new innovative ideas and strategies in a form of a housing strategy that will include input from home owners, realtors, developers, and community partners.

Will Marquez of W/Purpose Design ( will be our facilitator.  He is currently facilitating neighborhood planning events with residents for UNECDC and Devington Communities Association and has a complete body of work here in Indianapolis.

The meeting will be held on August 23rd from 11 am until 2pm.  The location will be held at the Haughville Library.