Butler University – New Student Housing

Butler University has released plans for a proposed new student housing building to be located on the current Irwin Library surface parking lot (see photos below). Butler University has announced upcoming public meetings to discuss the proposed new student housing building. The dates are:

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014:  6:00pm-7:30pm (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014: 7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014:  6:00pm-7:30pm (Health Recreation Center-Conference Room)
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014:  7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014:  7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014:  6:00pm-7:30pm (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)

For more information, please visit www.butler.edu.

The Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA) is accepting public comment on the proposed new student housing building. Please forward comments in writing via mail or email by Friday, September 5, 2014 at 5:00pm. 

Butler University previously presented on the proposed student housing building at the BTNA August monthly meeting on August 11. At the BTNA September, the BTNA Board will vote at the BTNA September monthly meeting on September 8 whether to support or oppose the garage. There will be NO public comments taken at the September 8 meeting as there are other neighborhood items on the agenda to discuss.

To comment via mail:

Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association
Attn:  Ted Feeney
PO Box 88234
Indianapolis, IN 46208

To comment via email:  (Please use “Butler University Student Housing Comments” in the subject line of the email.)

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Public Meetings for Butler Parking Garage and Continued Conversations

Butler University has announced a series of upcoming public meetings to discuss the proposed parking garage as well as create an open forum for conversation with neighbors about additional upcoming projects. The dates, times and locations of meetings are listed below. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to share your comments, concerns and perhaps even kudos.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014: 6:30pm-8:00pm (Schrott Center)
Thursday, July 31, 2014: 7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014: 6:00pm-7:30pm (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014: 7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014: 6:00pm-7:30pm (Health Recreation Center-Conference Room)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014: 7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014: 7:15am-8:30am (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)
Thursday, October 30, 2014: 6:00pm-7:30pm (Health Recreation Center- Conference Room)

The Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association (BTNA) is also accepting public comment on the parking garage. Please forward comments in writing via mail or email by Sunday, August 10, 2014.

The BTNA Board will vote at the BTNA August meeting on August 11 whether to support or oppose the garage. There will be NO public comment at the August 11 meeting as there are other neighborhood items on the agenda to discuss.

To comment via mail:
Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood Association
PO Box 88234
Indianapolis, IN 46208

To comment via email:

Please use “Butler University Parking Garage Comments” in the subject line of the email.

As always, we appreciate your support and engagement!

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BTNA’s May Meeting will be held on Monday, May 12 @ 6:30pm!

Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association’s May Meeting will be held on Monday, May 12th at 6:30pm on the Butler University campus (Atherton Union, Room 326).

Parking for the meeting will be in Irwin Library parking lot. Please enter campus off of 46th Street as Sunset Avenue is already in the process of being shut down for construction.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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BTNA Meeting TONIGHT @ 6:30pm at Butler University’s Jordan Hall

The Butler Tarkington Neighborhood Association monthly meeting will be held TONIGHT at Butler University’s Jordan Hall beginning at 6:30pm and ending no later than 8:30pm.

BTNA April Agenda

Butler University Visitor Parking

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FREE Butler University Community Health Screening

Pharmacy and physician assistant students in Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) will hold a free community-wide Health Screening Fair Saturday, March 29 in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences building, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis. Patients will be received starting at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

This is the sixth year COPHS students have hosted the event.

The fair will include the following screenings: fasting cholesterol panel, fasting blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and bone density. Attendees can also get suggestions for healthy diet options and exercise recommendations.

People wanting a cholesterol or blood sugar screen should fast 10 to 12 hours prior to coming to campus. All screenings are for people 18 years of age or older.

Licensed pharmacists will be on hand to counsel attendees about their test results and answer questions about specific medications.

For more information on the Health Screening Fair call (317) 940-8143.

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Tarkington Park Plan Tied to Whole Foods

The city plans to invest $5 million in a Northside park to kick-start development in the nearby fading business district.

But there’s a hitch: funding for the project at Tarkington Park is contingent on efforts to build a Whole Foods market in Broad Ripple Village, three miles away.

For more on this story as reported by the Indianapolis Star click HERE.

*The improvements shown in the image below are just the southern part (phase 1) of the project. The tennis courts are still in place as is. The image is looking NE from 39th and Illinois.

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