Alice Carter Place Children’s Garden

Alice Carter Place Children's Garden

Alice Carter Place, Historic North Meridian Street, Indianapolis

The Alice Carter Place story began in 1922 when Albert Carter presented a gift of land to the city in memory of his wife Alice. An additional lot was donated by the estate of O.C. Winters and his wifte Jeanette Winters to the Meridian Street Foundation in 1999, later turned over to the city. The resulting Alice Carter Place became an open space visual amenity and a gateway to Historic North Meridian Street. The midtown neighborhoods, Meridian Street Foundation, Butler-Tarking and Meridian-Kessler, along with partnering organizations, envisioned it as more than a beautiful entrance to the historic District. They saw a community gathering space, a link to the Canal Towpath and beyond, and neighborhood walkability. The next  chapter of this unfinished story is the Children's Garden.

storrow|kinsella has been working with Midtown Indianapolis since 2006 and has helped them implement a landscaped median on historic Meridian Street, secure a Certificate of Appropriatness from the historic preservation commission, install new sidewalks separated from the curb with a tree lawn, safe pedestrian crossings to the Canal Towpath and Gateway Plaza at Alice Carter Place. s|k services include planning, design, environmental studies, road design, traffic calming and park design.

Strategies

Overall connectivity planning and traffic calming, environmental studies, and grant writing assistance with phased implementation strategies.

Places

Historic North Meridian Gateway, North Meridian Street complete street design, gateway plaza, landscape design.

Connections

Provides pedestrian connections between the neighborhoods and the Canal Towpath, a segment of the Indianapolis Greenways System.

 

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