Once a blighted neighborhood,
Fall Creek Place is the City of Indianapolis’ newest urban revitalization
project reconstructed within an existing century old neighborhood. Fall
Creek Place covers more than 26 city blocks and provides more than 400
new homes through the rehabilitation of several historic homes and the
construction many new homes.
As the landscape architect, KPA worked with Mid-States
Engineering LLC to rebuild the urban infrastructure. Included in the
design: tree lined streetscapes with protected street side parking,
parking bump-outs, new masonry gateway monuments, new sidewalks with
brick style pavers at the intersections, landscaped traffic islands,
replica historic street light fixtures, three new neighborhood parks,
and a two block long urban trail along the banks of historic Fall Creek.
KPA has been proud to assist with rebuilding this residential community
into a new and vibrant Home Ownership Zone.
The success of this project has been phenomenal. Fall
Creek Place Neighborhood has evolved into a national and international
model for urban renewal and has been awarded several local, national
and international design and planning awards such as: the Urban Land
Institute (ULI) 2004 Award for Excellence, the prestigious “Smart
Growth” award from the American Planning Association as a part
of the organization’s 2003 National Planning awards, the National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Professional Builder Magazine
“2004 Best in American Living for Best Smart Growth Community”
and HUD’s Homeownership Zone award for “Outstanding Use
of Public Funds to Leverage Private Investment” in addition to
many other local awards.