MK Plan for Zoning Overlay

May 13th, 2015
Critical Area #17

38th Street between Carrollton Avenue and the Monon Rail-Trail

Why Critical: Large single-family residences dominate the land use mix. Many of these houses have been converted to multi-family or office uses. Retail structures can be found on northwest and northeast corner of 38th Street and Winthrop Avenue.


  • See Land Use and Design Recommendations for 38th Street corridor above.
  • Mixed use (office/retail use on the first floor, with residential on the upper floors) is appropriate along this corridor.
  • Existing residential stock should be rehabilitated or reused, particularly those structures that have historic value.
  • Existing setbacks along 38th Street are appropriate; the rhythm of existing building setbacks should be maintained when redevelopment activities and infill projects are undertaken.
  • The public realm between the building setback and the street should be enhanced with lighting, landscaping, wide sidewalks, and tree lawns.
  • A bicycle facility (rental, repair, etc.) would be an appropriate use in the old Monon Train Station that lies adjacent to the Monon Trail.
  • Improve relationship with the State Fairgrounds by integrating pedestrian/bicycle connections between the neighborhood and the State Fairgrounds.

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