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With the adoption of the 2024 City budget, historic investments are planned for neighborhood vibrancy and long-term sustainability, including investments in:

  • Sidewalk repairs for 8 neighborhoods (Windermere, Sunblest, Brooks Chase, Pleasant View, Sweet Briar, Sweet Briar North, Britton Ridge, Ridgefield)
  • Landscaping upgrades to bring 3 major thoroughfares in alignment with the Downtown Fishers landscaping
  • Urban Forestry Efforts – 2,000 Trees Planted in Priority Areas of Fishers
  • Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant allocation will increase from $100k to $750k
  • $3.7 million revitalization of the 96th Street corridor

Neighborhood Vibrancy Grants

The City of Fishers awarded 18 local neighborhoods with $337,086.59 in grants as part of its Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant Program. This follows nearly $400,000 in grant funding to 28 neighborhoods disbursed earlier this spring. With nearly $750K distributed this year, applications are now closed for the remainder of 2024.

This round of grant recipients include:

  • Cottingham Estates ($8,061.34) for park and playground improvements.
  • Delaware Pointe ($15,000) to replace the existing wooden playground structure, refresh landscaping, and repair neighborhood fence.
  • Fawnsbrook Woods ($22,830.31) to renovate neighborhood entrance signs and install new landscaping.
  • Northfield Estates ($4,575) to install landscaping at the entrance.
  • Oak Hall ($24,250) to install a new fountain aeration system for the neighborhood pond and repair entrance columns.
  • Sand Creek Farms ($21,670) to renovate neighborhood entrance signs and for sidewalk repairs.
  • Sandstone ($25,000) to remove and replace 33 trees.
  • Seven Oaks ($4,240) to relocate the path and install a bench near pond.
  • Spyglass Falls ($25,000) to restore the waterfall at the entrance along E. 116th Street.
  • Steeplechase ($23,117) to renovate five neighborhood entrance signs and install electrical and landscaping improvements.
  • Sterling Green ($25,000) to purchase and install 93 street trees.
  • Sweet Briar ($20,164.54) to install an inclusive playground.
  • Thorpe Creek ($25,000) to install lighting along the entrance parkway and make improvements to the trail system.
  • Townhomes at Avalon ($25,000) to install landscaping to screen utility boxes throughout neighborhood.
  • Townhomes at Fishers Pointe ($10,000) to make improvements to the existing tree buffers.
  • Waterford Gardens ($19,178.40) to install a new fountain aeration system for the neighborhood pond.
  • Whispering Woods ($25,000) to remove and replace 31 pear trees, remove overgrown areas, and install low maintenance plantings.
  • Windermere ($14,000) to renovate neighborhood entrance signs and lighting and install native plants.
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Neighborhood Vibrancy Pilot Program

The Neighborhood Vibrancy Initiative pilot program invests in areas where Fishers residents spend most of their time; within their neighborhoods. This pilot program is a direct way to positively impact our residents, create a culture of connectivity, and bring vibrancy to our community.

Projects will take place this fall unless otherwise noted. See details about each neighborhood project below and check back for construction updates.

The city will be installing neighborhood entrance signs at:

  • 116th St. & Holland Dr.
  • Lantern Rd. & Sunblest Blvd.
  • Rapid flashing beacons at Cheeney Creek trailhead pedestrian crossing
  • A fence installed along Lantern Rd. & Fishers Pointe Blvd. multi-use path
  • Cheeney Creek parking lot paved
  • New sidewalk on Fishers Pointe Blvd.
  • New swing set at Heritage Park
  • Gazebo refurbishment
  • Park fence repair
  • Tree maintenance along 131st St. median
  • Street tree trimming
  • Sidewalk repair (spring/summer 2024)