311 Indiana Schools Named Four-Star Schools for 2012-13

Indiana Schools

Each year, the Indiana Department of Education recognizes schools that perform in the upper 25th percentile in performance on ISTEP+ and ECA state exams, as well their rating determined by the national No Child Left Behind statute's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Today, a total of 311 schools statewide were named Indiana’s Four-Star schools for 2012-13. "Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year, and on behalf of the Continue Reading

Indianapolis Mortgage Rate and Real Estate Overview

Indianapolis Mortgage

Indianapolis, through design or by happenstance, is one of the more smartly developed larger cities in that nothing is more than a half hour’s drive away. But more importantly, the city is embracing redevelopment of central locations within the city in order to appeal to younger residents. If not to entice residents to stay within the city, Indianapolis offers some of the best suburban neighborhoods in the country to boot. For many years, Indy was considered a Rust Belt city, up until Continue Reading

Pacers, City Reach 10 Year Deal to Keep Team in Indy

Paul George

This week, the City of Indianapolis and our beloved Indiana Pacers agreed to the terms of a deal that would keep the Pacers in town for at least the next decade. The agreement locks the team into Bankers Life Fieldhouse for 10 years, with three one-year renewal options, according to documents obtained by The Indianapolis Star. In exchange, the city will provide $160 million to cover operating costs and facility upgrades. Critics of the deal have expressed concern that taxpayer money Continue Reading

Indianapolis Developer Pursuing $125 Million Downtown Apartment Plan

Crossroads

An Indianapolis developer with local roots is planning to build three separate downtown apartment projects totaling 661 units in the Quality Hill and West Crossroads areas. Jim Thomas, a partner with Cityscape Residential who grew up in Raytown, wants to enter the urban market in a big way with an investment in new apartment construction totaling $125 million. If his development plan rolls out as proposed, it would be almost twice the investment planned by the Cordish Co. in its Continue Reading