Parkside at Tarkington
Parkside at Tarkington aims to serve the senior community
In response to the need for quality affordable housing and social services for seniors, Midtown Indy has partnered with local developer Flaherty and Collins Properties to transform the vacant, 75,000 sq. ft. former United Way headquarters in Maple Crossing into a mixed-use development. Parkside at Tarkington will offer 70 units of mixed-income senior housing and 15,000 square feet of office space.
Office space will provide much needed access to health care and other senior support services in partnership with the Central indiana Council on Aging (CICOA). The agency will locate on the first floor to facilitate serving the needs of residents of Parkside and the surrounding area.
Further, the project will specifically address the community-expressed desire for mixed-use, mixed income developments, as well as improved pedestrian crossings. Improvements at 39th and 40th and Meridian streets will strengthen access to Tarkington Park and area retail. Additional 38th and Meridian street infrastructure improvements will support improved connectivity to Rapid Transit by way of the IndyGo Redline and Purple Line BRT services expected in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Pending approval of tax credits to support the development, construction activities could begin as early as 2018.
Serving the vision for Maple Crossing
Through a visioning process for Maple Crossing, key stakeholders and the community clearly articulated a pledge to:
- Attack vacancy and blight
- Understand and mitigate the effects of displacement
- Create a deliberate mix of housing choices for all income levels
- Strengthen the ability of neighborhood groups to create an inclusive community.
The proposed Parkside at Tarkington development will directly support this vision by re-purposing the former home of the United Way in a manner that follows the pattern and uses desired by the community. The Maple Crossing Great Places 2020 plan specifically calls for a stronger relationship between the area and the Meridian Office Corridor. Through infrastructure improvements and redevelopment, we will bridge this gap and support the community’s vision for creating a thriving mixed-use village.