Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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Central Avenue Returning to Pre-Red Line Conditions
Return of 4-Way Stops MKNA has received an update...
2019 Board Calendar
The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization...
Volunteer Opportunity
The Indiana State Fair is offering a unique, group...
Infrastructure Report
Each year, the MKNA Infrastructure Committee works diligently to...
Public Officials Weigh In
In response to public concern as well as the...
49th & Pennsylvania Street
On Monday, June 17, 2019 Circle K hosted two...
How to Read a Zoning Notice
One of our most active committees within the Neighborhood...
38th & Meridian Farmers Market Opens June 7th!
The 38th and Meridian St Farmers Market will be opening...
Traffic Calming Measures On The Way
When it’s summer in Indianapolis, we’ve grown to expect...
Reporting Traffic Complaints
The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Police Department...
  • Return of 4-Way Stops MKNA has received an update from the the Department of Public works in regards to the temporary changes made to Central Avenue during Red Line Construction.  At this time, DPW aims to have all 2-to-4-way conversions returned 4-way stops prior to the first day of the IPS school year on Monday, August […]

  • 2019 Board Calendar

    July 15th, 2019
    2019 Board Calendar

    The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a full-time staff-of-one and a volunteer board of directors. The board meets every-other-month at various locations throughout the neighborhood. These meetings are open to the public with an agenda posted in the Facebook Event one week in advance of each meeting. The board is […]

  • Volunteer Opportunity

    July 8th, 2019
    Volunteer Opportunity

    The Indiana State Fair is offering a unique, group volunteer opportunity at their Little Hands on the Farm activity throughout the 2019 Indiana State Fair! This particular activity sees over 20,000 kids each year and is a highlight for many of the little ones that attend the Indiana State Fair. This particular volunteer opportunity is […]

  • Infrastructure Report

    July 1st, 2019
    Infrastructure Report

    Each year, the MKNA Infrastructure Committee works diligently to log various infrastructure needs across the entire neighborhood. Through walking, bike and driving through the neighborhood as well as listening to the needs of constituents, a full report is compiled and distributed to the following City of Indianapolis employees: Mayor Joe Hogsett Mayoral Candidate James Merritt […]

  • A number of Meridian-Kessler infrastructure projects have moved from the design to construction phase according to the Department of Public Works Transportation Improvement Program. District 2: CCC Colleen Fanning | 2019 MK Projects: Bridge Rehabilitation: Monon over Kessler Blvd (BM-11-100) Greenways/Multimodal Path: Monon Trail from 10th Street to 96th Street (ST-25-099) Curb/Sidewalks: SRTS – Immaculate […]

  • In response to public concern as well as the request of the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association, public officials have weighed-in on the future development of Circle K/Shell Gas Station located at 49th & Pennsylvania Streets. Letters from Mayor Joe Hogsett, State Representative Ed DeLaney and State Senator John Ruckelshaus can be found below:

  • 5883 N. Washington Blvd. Jessica and Matt Albaugh moved to Indianapolis 14 years ago looking for a neighborhood similar to the one they moved from in Lincoln Park, IL. They purchased a home at 5896 Washington Blvd, but always loved this house just across the street at 5883.  Six years, many conversations, and many beverages […]

  • 5758 N. College Ave. Fernow McClure lived in Forest Hills when he noticed the “for sale” sign on this 1948 ranch. It was clear the home needed some work as it had some interesting history – at one point it was abandoned. As a serial rehabber, Fernow decided to take this home on as a […]

  • 5121 Washington Blvd. When Meghan and John Pasicznyk heard that their friends were selling their home, the Pasicznyks were first in line to purchase. The 1921 English Manor had undergone a whole house renovation in 2015 that included adding square footage via a bump out on the back of the house using the home’s original […]

  • 3855 N. Park Ave. Robyn and Matt Tyner are Indy natives and always knew they wanted to settle in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood attracted by the urban feel, diversity and equal proximately to their workplaces in downtown and north Indy.  The Tyner’s purchased this complete new build modern prairie home in 2018 during it’s building […]

  • 4930 N. Washington Blvd. In 2017, Judy and Earl Nord decided to move from their home in St. Louis to be closer to their daughter, Emily, and her family who live in Butler Tarkington. Judy had been diligently checking Zillow for homes for sale when she spotted this 1925 bungalow. She asked Emily to tour […]

  • Neighborhood Resources

    June 24th, 2019
    Neighborhood Resources

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  • Meridian–Kessler as a neighborhood conjures up the image of grand homes, handsome estates, spreading lawns and money— a lovely, but grossly incomplete picture. We are a benchmark community that many try to duplicate but cannot because of the authentic diversity of people, lifestyle and income here. It is this diversity that gives Meridian–Kessler both interest

    Caroline Farrar, Executive Director, MKNA
  • Starting with one Cafe Patachou restaurant in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood more than 20 years ago, Hoover’s business has grown and added many spinoffs over the years. It’s a great local gem, a place we locals love to take visitors to give them a sense of the Indianapolis flavor.

    Matthew Tully, The Indianapolis Star
  • Independent local businesses employ a wide array of supporting services. They hire architects, designers, cabinet shops, sign makers and contractors for construction. Opportunities grow for local accountants, insurance brokers, computer consultants, attorneys, advertising agencies and others to help run it. Local retailers and distributors also carry a higher percentage of locally made goods than the

    Jeff Milchen, co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance
  • Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association— MKNA— acts as a spawn ideologically and financially for revitalization and improvement of the community and as a catalyst for community interaction and cohesion.

    Caroline Farrar, Executive Director, MKNA
  • The area was first populated in the 1820’s, and as early at 1880 had a population around 2500, when the first platted neighborhoods began to appear. It was around that time that the Indiana State Fairgrounds were moved to their current location, bordering the southwest corner of the neighborhood. By 1900 the entire area was

    Historic Urban Neighborhoods of Indianapolis


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