Public invited to discuss ideas for Lafayette Square development

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The public is invited to review ideas for improving the Lafayette Square neighborhood.

On Monday, April 15th, you can review proposed improvements in the International Marketplace area of 38th and Lafayette Road. See an overview of the streetscape, infrastructure improvements and the project timeline.

Mary Clark, President of the Lafayette Square Area Coalition and Ryan Hunt, Senior Planner, Department of Metropolitan Development, will present the plans at New Wineskin Ministries, 4501 W. 38th St., Monday, April 15, 2013, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

While Lafayette Square Mall has lost its anchor stores and has recently been the scene of two shooting incidents, several strip malls nearby have been developed as bustling international hubs. Saraga, a supermarket south of 38th St. on Lafayette Road, specializes in international food, and there are many Indian and other ethnic restaurants in the area.

Also, the Service Center for Contemporary Culture and Community is a recent addition to Lafayette Road which aims to bring art and garden projects to an underserved part of the Indianapolis community.