INDIANAPOLIS – (March 19, 2011) Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) continues to review and refine its plans for expansion around its Fountain Square headquarters. At present, KIB intends to use a vacant home on Grove Street, and a former body shop on Shelby Street for its growing operational needs. Our neighbors and the community will see some improvements to KIB’s existing building in addition to the grounds in coming months.
Further, KIB has decided to participate in a 12-month process with neighbors, historic preservationists, and the community at large to discuss our plans and needs. The owner of three properties on Lexington Avenue, which have been offered to KIB for expanding its operations, has agreed to not demolish structures on these properties during this 12-month process. Also, during this 12-month process, KIB has decided it will not accept any gift of these properties.
KIB is committed to strengthening and beautifying neighborhoods, and looks forward to working with the community in hopes we can develop a path forward that the community embraces.
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization uniting people to build community and transform public spaces through aesthetic and environmental improvement. In 2010, KIB engaged nearly 40,000 volunteers on 500 community improvement projects. To learn more, please visit www.kibi.org.