What We Do

The BRVA serves as the area’s resident association, merchant association, community development corporation and office of tourism.

ADVOCACY


We provide a voice for the stakeholders of Broad Ripple, representing businesses and residents to collaboratively push projects that make a positive impact on our community.

 

Current Goals:
  • Continue to work with DPW on the repaving projects slated for the year

  • Complete annual infrastructure assessment and advocate for city to address priority issues

  • Continue to work collaboratively with IMPD to ensure Broad Ripple remains a safe place to visit, work and live. We regularly work with IMPD North District Commander Josh Barker on issues such as panhandling, vagrancy, opioid addiction, theft, and violence.

  • Continue to work with IndyGo and constituents on the Red Line to ensure a successful project.

  • Continue advocacy for the completion of the flood wall and the designation of the North Indianapolis Flood Improvement District. 

  • Work with bar and restaurant owners to ensure that nightlife is not disruptive to a family-friendly, clean, safe Broad Ripple.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


We are creating a Cultural District that is economically vibrant. We advocate for a diverse mix of businesses to keep Broad Ripple self-contained and livable for all.

Current Goals:
  • Support businesses by telling their story and connecting them to resources and opportunities to collaborate.

  • Support our important cultural anchors.

  • Proactively recruit unique local, small, and independent businesses that fill retail and service gaps.

  • Add cultural attractions to our community.

DESIGN


We are creating a unique place by enhancing the physical appearance of the Village. We do this through our Land Use & Design Committee (LUD), as well as working closely with our local elected officials and City agencies.

 

Current Goals:
  • Advance the redesign of Broad Ripple Avenue to a “Georgia Street” concept with wider sidewalks, decorative lighting, street trees, the ability to close vehicular traffic for large events, and more. 

  • Advance the Riverwalk Promenade project.

  • Form a group to oversee sustainability efforts.

  • Implement the guidelines in the (Envision) Broad Ripple Plan

  • Follow up on developer commitments.

  • Develop signage guideline overlay specific to Broad Ripple.

  • Update our way-finding maps.

  • Continue to add murals around Broad Ripple.

PROMOTION


We are raising the profile of Broad Ripple by marketing the Cultural District’s unique assets to customers, potential investors, businesses, local citizens and visitors.

 

Current Goals:
  • Implement an annual communication plan that highlights the Village’s unique assets to residents and visitors

  • Produce a visitor’s guide and map.

  • Coordinate events that attract visitors and tell the Broad Ripple’s story.

  • Facilitate Village-wide participation in Small Business Saturday.

  • Manage a cooperative advertising program.

  • Manage merchandising program.

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