WTH: Pave Paradise…

Written by on October 23, 2013 in WTH - 4 Comments
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WTH on Penn

WTH? Will this hurt? Will this help?

Location: 1400 block Pennsylvania, formerly occupied by Peyton Wells

Remove economic motivations, remove excuses, and ask yourself: is this compatible or incompatible, good or bad, worthy or unworthy  of the fine capital city of Indianapolis? Please bear in mind: the only purpose of this series is to stand for the appropriate renovation and redevelopment of the built environment of Indianapolis. No malice, no hostility, just observation and inquiry. What does this say about this area? And how can we make it better?


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4 Comments on "WTH: Pave Paradise…"

  1. Julie Bush October 23, 2013 at 7:47 am · Reply

    Looks like a great space for a Target! Downtown Atlanta has had a downtown Target for over 15 years…wonder when Indy will ever have one?

  2. Ted Meek October 23, 2013 at 8:54 am · Reply

    Fortunately, I think this eyesore is going to be the location of the new American Red Cross building. But, it has looked like this for years.

  3. Scott Goodwine October 23, 2013 at 11:35 am · Reply

    I believe this location is very near being redeveloped.

  4. basil berchekas jr October 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm · Reply

    Hopefully whatever goes in here doesn’t turn another location in the central area into looking like this. Whoever does go in here should be required to provide parking in a parking garage; not another damned “open lot” in the central area, and the outside wall facing all streets should be made to resemble a building with windows, not just “holes”. And Julie Bush has a point for Indianapolis, although i would hope it looks “urban”, not “suburban” in nature. In Atlanta, some big retailer went into the old Castlegate Hotel site (it was a motel thAt looked like a castle from the outside) between the northside Drive and Howell Mill Road interchanges on I-75 (northwest Atlanta). Don’t remember if was Target or Home Depot or what now. This was in 2003-04. I lived several blocks south in Highland Ridge by Loring Heights at the time.

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