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 offers 60 units of affordable senior housing and 13,000 square feet of commercial space.

The project specifically addresses the community-expressed desire for mixed-use developments, and senior housing, as well as improved pedestrian crossings. Improvements at 40th and Meridian have strengthened safe access to Tarkington Park and nearby neighborhood retail. Additional infrastructure improvements along 38th Street and Meridian Street will improve connectivity to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) by way of IndyGo’s Red Line BRT that began service in 2019 as well as the Purple Line BRT that is expected to begin service in 2023.

Construction on residential units within Parkside at Tarkington finished in December 2022 and its first residents moved in during January 2023.


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 Parkside at Tarkington development directly supports 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 are bridging this gap and supporting the community’s vision for creating a thriving mixed-use village.

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