Making the Near West neighborhood a great place
As part of the neighborhood’s steering committee, IUPUI has worked with community partners to improve the quality of life in Near West for many years. Our efforts got a boost when the River West area was chosen for the Great Places 2020 initiative.
Great Places 2020 seeks to transform Indianapolis by revitalizing its neighborhoods. It focuses on four key areas:
- Livability—making neighborhoods great places to live
- Opportunity—spurring economic growth
- Vitality—attracting new residents
- Education—improving educational opportunities for all ages
As the anchor institution for the River West area, we helped develop the strategic plan for the neighborhood and are working with community partners to achieve many of the priorities identified in that process.