Up for First Reading tomorrow: IU wants the city to vacate a block of Walnut Grove. (Remember, First Reading is a formality; the Council actually begins discussing this issue Dec. 10 at Committee of the Whole.)
But I can tell you right now, despite my unreasonably high hopes for IU’s potential as an urban place, I have very low expectations for such proposals. When do we stop enabling the University to sprawl ever outwards? When will IU live within its geographic means?
This issue will test the notion of “the campus vs. the urban.” More comments when I’ve studied this proposal.