WHERE IS MONON16?
Monon16 is the area immediately surrounding the intersection of 16th Street and the Monon Trail, generally bounded by I-70 to the south, 22nd Street to the north, Central Avenue to the west, and Dr. Andrew J. Brown Avenue to the east.
The epicenter of the Monon16 area is the intersection of 17th Street and Bellefontaine Street where the Renew Indianapolis office is located. Monon16 is the southern end of the Northeast Corridor Quality of Life Plan area which can boast all the essential foundations for a vital and resilient neighborhood. The eastern portion of the Monon16 area also falls within the IndyEast Promise Zone, a federally designated high poverty community where revitalization efforts are advanced by federal and local leaders.
The Monon16 area development team and partners bolstered ongoing work to build a resilient and inclusive neighborhood through comprehensive community development. The team, led by Renew Indianapolis, included a broad group of organizations invested in the Monon16 area and dedicated to the premise that healthy neighborhoods offer access to quality housing, economic prosperity, and social and educational opportunities for all residents regardless of income.
Our comprehensive community development model acknowledged that neighborhood revitalization must address all aspects of a residents’ quality of life:
- quality housing
- economic opportunity and security
- public amenities
- social and health services
- educational opportunities
- safety and security
- social engagement
- forums to participate in neighborhood decision-making
“I admire the good Samaritan, but I don’t want to be one. I don’t want to spend my life picking up people by the side of the road… I want to change the Jericho road, so that everybody has an opportunity for a job, education, security, and health.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Monon16 development team included highly capable and experienced partners with deep connections to the area. The team, led by Renew Indianapolis, included David Weekley Homes, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, the Harrison Center for the Arts, the ReDevelopment Group, and TWG Development. Team members represent a wide spectrum of the community development industry and have a long history of positively impacting the community together.