Community, city officials discuss local projects

Mayor Greg Ballard (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Thursday night, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard went to the people of the city asking for help to get “Rebuild Indy 2” approved.

Thursday’s meeting was the first of a dozen public meetings that give the community a chance to talk with city officials about potential projects for their neighborhoods.

If approved, Rebuild Indy 2 would put $350 million toward restoring thoroughfares, residential streets, sidewalks and bridges.

The city would have to borrow $150 million. The other $200 million would come from state and federal funds.

“The infrastructure still is not where it needs to be in the city of Indianapolis, clearly it’s not. Rebuild Indy was a huge boon to the city. People loved it. It made a huge difference in the neighborhoods and so there’s more to go. We can’t get the full billion, we don’t think we can get there but $350 million goes a long way,” Ballard told 24-Hour News 8.

From 2010 to 2013, the first round of the Rebuild Indy program invested $500 million in infrastructure improvements throughout Marion County. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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