Indianapolis’ history includes innovative downtown development initiatives that have proven successful, as well as a number of transformational residential projects in well-organized and well-led neighborhoods. Still, too many neighborhoods are left behind because they lack the kind of civic infrastructure required to take advantage of many local, state, and federal programs.
The Hogsett Neighborhoods Plan would refuse to accept that some neighborhoods are “not ready” for investment, proposing instead a series of initiatives aimed at breaking the cycle of frustration and mistrust between residents and city government.
“If we are to truly bring our city together and move Indianapolis forward, we must ensure that none of our neighborhoods are left behind. Neighborhood development doesn’t come from the top down, and that’s why this plan focuses on equipping every neighborhood in our city with the tools necessary to help themselves.” — Joe Hogsett