Founded in 1965, the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association has served its 15,000 plus residents for half a century. Its boundaries extend from 38th Street on the south to Kessler Blvd. on the north, from Meridian Street on the west to the Monon Trail on the east. This choice location gives residents quick trips to the symphony, IRT, Lucas Stadium, wonderful Indianapolis museums and the ever expanding offerings of downtown. Closer at hand is Clowes Hall, the Art Museum and Nature Park at the IMA, the Canal Greenway and easy access to the Monon and extended trail system. Inside its boundaries, amenities are burgeoning with eclectic restaurants, couture, décor, art, high tech business incubators and companies lending interest to charming shopping areas studded with unique and intriguing small stores. From its prairie beginnings to the current pressures of traffic and development, Meridian-Kessler remains a green pause in the bustle of urbanization – a continual effort to balance.
Meridian-Kessler is a community of residents younger to older, homes from multiunit to mansions and everything in between, local businesses larger and smaller, established and emerging, schools public and private, and a variety of faith based institutions. The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association is a catalyst for quality of life and economic enhancement. The MKNA Mission Statement reads: The MKNA preserves and improves the quality of life of its residents, businesses, schools, and religious community by protecting the interests of the community while addressing the ever- changing needs.
In this digital collection of past MKNA newsletters and future magazines presented by the library, you will see the Mission Statement of MKNA played out in articles on projects, issues, incentives and management. You will be able to read about positions and debates on land use, zoning, infrastructure, traffic and public safety, beautification, business, education, expansions and innovations, faith based partnerships and focus and the MKNA grant program. In short, you will get perspective on the neighborhood’s vitality, its civic conscience and active support of social needs and community development over the years. MKNA invites you to TAKE A LOOK!
Made possible by the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association, and Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.