Parkside at Tarkington

Parkside at Tarkington responds to   community needs

In response to the need for quality affordable housing, 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 60 units of affordable senior housing and 13,000 square feet of commercial space.

The project will specifically address the community-expressed desire for mixed-use developments, and senior housing, as well as improved pedestrian crossings. Improvements at 39th and 40th and Meridian streets will strengthen access to Tarkington Park and nearby neighborhood retail.  Additional 38th and Meridian street infrastructure improvements will support improved connectivity to Rapid Transit by way of the IndyGo Red Line BRT that began service in 2019 as well as the planned Purple Line BRT that is expected to begin service in 2023.

Pending approval of tax credits to support the development, construction activities could begin as early as 2021.


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.

Project Partners

United Way building

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