Noblesville Common Council Approves Downtown District Committee’s Alley Activation Plan


Alley Activation 

The Noblesville Common Council has allocated $80,000 to support alley activation efforts in Downtown Noblesville. The plan was recommended by the Downtown District Committee with funding coming from Downtown District’s portion of the trash fee.

“This project will add vibrancy and vitality to Downtown Noblesville, while developing iconic, one-of-a-kind experiences that can help define our community as a must-see destination and an incredible place to live,” Noblesville Arts Council’s Convener Aili McGill said.

The alley activation plan includes the following:

  • Installation of bollards in the north and east alleys.
  • Design, fabrication and installation of articulating metal archways on the north, south and east alleys.
  • North alley amenities including tables and chairs; E-ceptacles (trash cans that also provide Wi-Fi); and phone charging stations.
  • North alley public art with a chalkboard mural and interactive lighting installation.
  • East alley amenities including trash cans and two benches.
  • East alley public art with a 200-square-foot mural and interactive lighting installation.
  • South alley amenities including trash cans or charging stations; and an artistic hydration station.
  • Painting all existing furniture to match new downtown color standards.
  • Adding safety mirrors at the ends of each alley.

In addition to the $80,000 allocated by council, the Noblesville Economic Development is contributing $25,000 from its 2018 and proposed 2019 budgets.

“The Arts Council also has already secured grant money for the design of the north alley lighting installation and will be pursuing additional grant opportunities to bolster the proposed public art installations and to add more public art to the Downtown District in general,” said McGill. “We anticipate that this project will take approximately 16 to 18 months to complete.”