• 800+ units of mixed-income residential units will be built over the next several years. Unit mixes will include apartments, town homes, and single family, with some for sale and some for rent. Housing will serve families and seniors.
  • 3 stellar charter schools are already serving the Avondale Meadows community. Avondale Meadows Academy (K-5) and the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated Charter School (K-12) are among the top performing schools in Indianapolis.
  • 70,000 square foot health and wellness facility includes a federally qualified health clinic and a 35,000 square-foot full service YMCA. There are plans to develop a five-acre passive park in the middle of the community.

Healthier Lifestyles

A partnership is in place with Indiana University of Health, which has a mobile food truck, Garden on Go, that is on site twice a week providing fresh produce in what is currently a food desert. In addition, Avondale Meadows Academy has its own garden where the students grow and sell their produce to families of the school.

A Return to Glory

The Meadows, a 150-acre community in northeast Indianapolis, was once a destination with shopping, a theater, and quality housing. Years of decline altered the landscape as the area fell victim to blight, crime, and decay. The Meadows Community Foundation is well on its way to restoring the area to its vibrant and energetic roots.

A New Day in the Meadows

The Meadows Community Foundation strives to provide quality education, renew pride and confidence, promote reinvestment, and revitalize the distressed Indianapolis neighborhood affectionately known as The Meadows. To achieve this, the Foundation is creating collaborations among residents, businesses, community leaders, foundations, and governments.


The new Avondale Meadows Health & Wellness Center will include an 18,000-square-foot health clinic operated by Health Net and a 32,000-square-foot YMCA, and will be environmentally sustainable with an expected LEED Silver designation. The Center will provide early learning classrooms for children, as well as youth mentoring and family programs. In addition, the facility will serve as headquarters for the United Northeast Community Development Corporation (UNECDC) and the Meadows Community Foundation (MCF).