The near Eastside is empowered by generations of community-led initiatives and projects, making it a vibrant and exciting place to live, work, worship, learn and play.
In 2007, the near Eastside took part in the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative and developed its first neighborhood-led community plan. The plan served as a guiding document for neighborhood residents and leaders alike and provided a picture of the vision and spirit of the near Eastside.
In 2018, neighborhood leaders recognized that the plan needed an update, as many of the action items had been completed and the neighborhood had seen vast changes since the creation of the original plan. In the summer of 2018, the near Eastside began the process of creating a new, refreshed quality of life plan. The planning process consisted of a survey, focus groups, action teams, canvassing, a visioning day, two open houses, and over 100 meetings with neighborhood leaders.
The 2019/2020 Near Eastside Quality of Life planning process culminated in the creation of nine neighborhood focus areas, each with corresponding priorities and action items.