Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood
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Resources & Fact Sheet
On Thursday, October 11th, the Meridian-Kessler and Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood...
Trick or Treat Tips
Meridian-Kessler is an extremely popular neighborhood for trick-or-treating every...
Red Line Construction Update: College Avenue Corridor
Water and gas utility re-locations on College Avenue will begin...
Public Meeting Recording
On August 9th, 2018 the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association held...
Young Voters
Do you know anyone who recently went off to...
Central Avenue: August 7, 2018 UPDATE
The following points have been delivered to MKNA courtesy...
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...
2018 Home & Twilight Tour Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets are now available for the 2018 MK Home...
  • Resources & Fact Sheet

    October 12th, 2018
    Resources & Fact Sheet

    On Thursday, October 11th, the Meridian-Kessler and Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Associations hosted a panel to discuss the two IPS referenda that will be on next month’s ballot. The conversation started with a presentation by Dr. Lewis Ferebee, Superintendent of IPS followed by a panel discussion including Ferebee, Mark Fisher (Chief Policy Office of the Indy Chamber), […]

  • Trick or Treat Tips

    October 10th, 2018
    Trick or Treat Tips

    Meridian-Kessler is an extremely popular neighborhood for trick-or-treating every Halloween. With an influx of cars and pedestrians in the area, we ask that everyone take special care when crossing streets, driving through the neighborhood and riding bikes. A few quick tips for safely navigating the neighborhood: Obey all posted traffic signs including parking/no parking signs, […]

  • When: September 11, 2018 | 7 PM Where: 3965 N. Meridian Street, STE G Attendees:  Jerrey Finnegan, Dominic Byrd-McDevitt, Nathan Kelly, Chelsea Marburger, and Wes Merkle Central Avenue For the sake of resident safety, MKNA’s preference is to retain the 4-way stops at 40th, 56th, and 58th.  If the temporary 2-way stops are implemented, the […]

  • Water and gas utility re-locations on College Avenue will begin in October or November, in advance of Red Line construction. Crews will be relocating sections of water main and/or fire hydrants at the following intersections over the next several months, with gas main re-locations to follow: 42nd Street 44th Street 46th Street 49th Street 52nd Street 54th Street 56th Street 57th Street 61st Street Work […]

  • Public Meeting Recording

    August 31st, 2018
    Public Meeting Recording

    On August 9th, 2018 the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association held their monthly Board Meeting at The National located at 215 E. 38th Street. MKNA Executive Director Chelsea Marburger and MKNA Infrastructure Committee Jerrey Finnegan fielded questions online leading up to the meeting and filtered them to insure relevance and prevent duplication as it related to the […]

  • Young Voters

    August 28th, 2018
    Young Voters

    Do you know anyone who recently went off to college? In Indiana, college students may register to vote at either their hometown address or their campus address. It’s totally their choice! If they register at their hometown address, they can either 1.) return “home” to vote early, in-person, 2.) request a mail-in absentee ballot, or […]

  • The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Police Department have come together to create a way for us to report various traffic-related issues.  You can send a traffic complaint to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for these and other traffic-related issues, including: Speeding and hazardous driving Illegal turns, such as not obeying no-turn signs, restricted left […]

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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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