About Downtown Indy, Inc.

Downtown Indy, Inc. is action-oriented and empowered to address critical issues that affect the growth, well-being and user-friendliness of Downtown Indianapolis. It is the only non-profit organization charged with developing, managing, activating and marketing Downtown to make it a better place to work, live, learn and play.

Our Overarching Role: Advocating for a Vital Downtown

  • Strategically plan and integrate real estate development
  • Recruit and retain businesses and developers
  • Expand the residential base
  • Enhance consumer confidence in public safety
  • Enhance public spaces through beautification, cleanliness and activation
  • Assure affordable, abundant and convenient parking
  • Improve transportation and traffic flow
  • Create cooperative initiatives to market Downtown
  • Maximize economic impact of events
  • Manage and activate Georgia Street and the Downtown Indy Canal Walk
  • Implement Velocity, a five-year strategic plan for Downtown, which began in 2014

Ensuring Economic and Balanced Development Efforts

  • Create and distribute Downtown commercial and residential development materials
  • Maintain and update project data on current and future Downtown development
  • Support Downtown living initiatives and promote livability
  • Create Downtown living overview materials
  • Facilitate Georgia Street and Canal stakeholders
  • Maintain a Downtown data collection repository, including maps, demographic data, etc.
  • Advocate for the interests of Downtown residents, the workforce & member businesses

Keeping Downtown Clean, Green, Vibrant and Safe

  • Sustain a Bike/Foot Safety Patrol
  • Maintain and support a Downtown cleaning partnership
  • Facilitate the Downtown way-finding sign system
  • Lead the Downtown Security Partnership
  • Communicate and distribute Safety/Traffic alerts
  • Mitigate panhandling and passive solicitation
  • Lead Downtown beautification efforts and coordinate volunteers
  • Provide oversight of Downtown gateway gardens
  • Facilitate a coordinated Parking Partnership
  • Lead the Pest Bird Task Force
  • Conduct seasonal plantings and neighborhood clean-ups
  • Address poorly lit underpasses

Activating and Marketing Downtown

  • Maintain www.DowntownIndy.org and distribute weekly E-news, blogs, etc.
  • Create and distribute holiday guides and special publications
  • Encourage Central Indiana residents to live, work and play Downtown through cooperative marketing opportunities and earned media
  • Manage social networking: Twitter (@IndyDT), Facebook (@downtownindy), Instagram (downtownindy) and other digital platforms
  • Host free signature events, including Motorcycles on Meridian, Circle of Lights® and New Year's Eve Celebration
  • Lead and/or drive the activation of Downtown public spaces, including Georgia Street, Monument Circle, Downtown Canal Walk, etc.
  • Promote civic events via the Downtown Banner Program
  • Assist with major civic events from Final Fours to large scale conventions and holiday celebrations

Downtown Indy is stronger with your help