Revamped Indianapolis street has homeless worries

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Some are worried that the downtown Indianapolis street that underwent a multimillion-dollar revamp to become this year's Super Bowl Village has become a magnet for the homeless.

Workers last week moved numerous outdoor tables and chairs from along Georgia Street near where a church gives out meals to the homeless and poor.

Indianapolis Downtown Inc. spokeswoman Julia Watson tells The Indianapolis Star that the organization has received complaints about people camping out in the area. Watson says it is fine for anyone to sit at the outdoor tables, but that some people have turned them into their staying place.

The city spent about $12.5 million revamping Georgia Street into a pedestrian-friendly mall ahead of the Super Bowl with visions of it becoming a haven for outdoor dining and activities.

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