Butler Construction & Lane Closures

LANE CLOSURES NEAR BUTLER: With construction efforts on the multi-purpose parking facility at Butler University  in full swing, preparation underway for the new residence hall construction, and the final phases of the Sunset Avenue Streetscape project ready to restart, BTNA wanted to alert you to the upcoming lane closures, which will impact traffic patterns around campus this spring.

The southbound lane of Sunset Avenue will close Monday, March 16, and remain closed for approximately 2 weeks.

Upon completion, the southbound lane will re-open and the northbound lane of Sunset will close. Work on the northbound lane will continue for approximately 3 weeks.

Once the northbound lane work has been completed, Sunset will re-open in both directions and 46th Street east of Sunset will be closed for approximately 2 weeks.

This schedule is subject to change based on weather and thus exact dates for closures and re-openings have not been provided at this time. Please watch The Connection for further updates.

During these closures and throughout campus construction efforts Butler University has informed their faculty, staff and students to please follow posted detour routes — specifically noting that the use of side streets is restricted to local traffic and Butler-Tarkington neighborhood residents only!


FREE Health Screenings

Students and faculty of Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will present FREE health screenings to Butler-Tarkington residents on Saturday, March 28.  The event will take place from 8:00-11:00 a.m. in the Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building at 4600 Sunset Avenue.  Attendees should enter campus via Lake Road.  Access to campus will be closed temporarily from 8:50–9:30 a.m due to the Bulldog Jog.
Persons age 18 and older can be screened for cholesterol,* blood sugar,* blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, and—NEW this year—vision and hearing. (*For cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, do not eat or drink anything besides water 10–12 hours before your visit.)  Participants will also receive recommendations for healthy lifestyles and snacks following screenings.
Licensed pharmacists will be on hand to counsel attendees about their test results and answer questions about specific medications.For information, call 317-940-8143 or visit butler.edu/healthy-horizons.  For accessibility information or to request disability-related accommodations, visit http://www.butler.edu/event-accommodations/


February BTNA Meeting (2-9-2015 @ 6:30pm, MLK Community Center)

The February Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association Board Meeting will be held this coming Monday night (2-9-2015) at 6:30pm at the MLK Community Center (40th & Illinois).
We hope you are able to join us!
Best, BTNA Board
Ps. Please note this meeting will feature Jerry Wise (CFO of the IMA) as well as continuing board business regarding the Verizon Wireless Utility Poles and Midtown Anchor Coalition. If you are unable to attend but would like to voice your opinion please feel free to respond to this email with questions, concerns and constructive discussion points.

February BTNA Meeting (2/9) will feature speaker from the IMA!

The February meeting of the Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 starting at 6:30pm at the MLK Community Center. All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend!

A special guest on the agenda will be a representative from the IMA. We’d encourage all neighbors to attend and voice their opinions on the recent changes the IMA announced (admission fee increase as well as closing the neighborhood entrance at 42nd & Michigan). We look forward to a large crowd and constructive discussion!


The “Great Indy Clean Up” in Butler Tarkington – April 4th






Neighbors — Please mark your calendars NOW for the “Great Indy Clean Up” in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood which will be held on Saturday, April 4. BTNA will once again be  working with Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis and Butler University.


Butler Bulldog Jog Run/Walk on March 28th

The 3.5 Mile Walk/Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk is on March 28 this year and begins at 9 am. However, preparation and festivities will begin at 7 am – which is pertinent information for our community! The registration link, as well as more information about the race, can be found on the Bulldog Jog Website: www.butler.edu/bulldog-jog.