Public Information Meetings July 14

Based on public input and feedback from the Indianapolis City Planners Office, we have made some changes to our layout and number of tiny houses. We are planning two public information meetings (one in-person and one virtual) Tuesday, July 14 to give people an opportunity to learn more about these changes.

The in-person meeting will be July 14 at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary of Lynhurst Baptist Church. The address is 1250 S. Lynhurst Dr. Indianapolis. Those in attendance will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing according to recommended COVID 19 guidelines. For those who are in high-risk health categories or concerned about meeting in public, we will have a virtual meeting via Zoom the same evening beginning at 8:00 PM. To participate in this meeting, simply click on this link after 7:55 PM on Tuesday, July 14. For the virtual meeting, participants will be able to type questions in the chatbox.

As can be seen in the design layout below, we have made some changes to our plans to conform with requests from neighbors and city planners. We have decreased the final number of houses from 28 to 18. We have added a bike storage building where residents can store their bicycles. We have added a sidewalk along the Lynhurst side of the property and are working with other local agencies to lobby for additional sidewalks to make a paved walking path all the way to Washington St for easier access to IndyGo buses. We are also developing plans to add recreational amenities to the old baseball diamond area to convert it into a pocket park that will be available to both residents and neighbors for recreation and community events.

To hear more about our updated plans before we apply for our zoning change, feel free to attend one of the public information meetings below.

In-person Public Information Meeting
July 14, 2020, at 6:30 PM
Lynhurst Baptist Church Sanctuary
Masks and social distancing are required

Virtual Public Information Meeting (via Zoom)
July 14, 2020, at 8:00 PM
Connect via: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83256838425

501(c)3 Determination Letter Has Been Received

For those who have been asking, we received our official 501(c)3 Determination Letter about two weeks ago. Direct donations to Circle City Village will be receipted back to our incorporation date of April 11, 2019. Donations made through the GoFundMe campaign should have already received a receipt directly from the GoFundMe Charity site.

To make a financial donation to this project, mail a check or money order to:

Circle City Villages
4441 Lucky Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Make checks or money orders payable to Circle City Villages.

You can make an online donation via PayPal by clicking the button below.

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In-Kind Donations:

We are also accepting in-kind donations for building materials, volunteer labor, and other items we will need for building this project. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please send an email of inquiry to circlecityvillage@gmail.com.

January Board and Committees Meeting

Our January board and committees meeting is January 21 at 5:30 pm. We currently meet at Lynhurst Baptist Church, 1250 S Lynhurst St. The first hour, 5:30 – 6:30, will be open to the public. There will be a 15-minute window for public comment along with committee reports. At 6:30 the board will go into executive session to process input from public comments and cover any other decisions we need to make.

A Tiny House Village In A Residential Neighborhood

With our current planned location being near residential neighborhoods, a common question is how the presence of a tiny house village will affect the neighborhood. Questions like safety and home values are brought up in conversations about our plan.

In 2016, a team from Des Moines, IA interviewed residents and community members from the OM Village in Madison, WI. This video shows the experiences of people living near this tiny house village and how neighbors and village residents can work together to improve a community.