Public invited to sound off on Monument Circle’s future

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The public’s first of two chances to sound off on the future of Monument Circle takes place Thursday afternoon.

In spite of being considered the heart, soul and symbol of the Circle City, Monument Circle is not currently one of 16 historic districts designated locally by Indianapolis.

The Monument Circle District Plan would change that and develop guidelines for how the Circle could and could not be altered in the future.

“We have a beautiful downtown, beautiful buildings,” said David Baker of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Committee. “I think we’ve all experienced visitors coming to town and taking them down there [and they are] just blown away, amazed. We want to make sure that that continues.”

The first meeting is Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Indiana Landmarks Center at 1201 Central Ave. The second meeting is Aug. 13 at the same time and place.