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BGD Attorney Does Not Expect Backlash from Indy Rezone Plans

05.23.2014

A proposed overhaul, known as Indy Rezone, of the Indianapolis zoning code is just weeks from its public unveiling. This will be the first comprehensive revision of the city’s zoning code since 1969. It aims to make the city greener, more bike and pedestrian friendly and ease the path to high-density, mixed use development. 

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner and land-use attorney Mary Solada was asked about the potential backlash that may come before the implementation of Indy Rezone by the Indianapolis Business Journal. 

“Green-building requirements tend to be expensive, so of course some developers don’t like them,” Solada said. “The younger generation, not only do they embrace green initiatives, but they’re willing to pay for them.” 

Indy Rezone will allow Indianapolis, alongside other cities such as Seattle and D.C., to lead the way in the use of the green-factor approach to site design. The revision has been in the works for nearly two years and was made possible by a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Read the full details about Indy Rezone in the latest issue of Indianapolis Business Journal. 

Learn more about Mary Solada and her practice by visiting her profile.    

 

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