Why are we doing this?

We launching a community brainstorm to name the next road in the 16 Tech Innovation District, connecting neighbors, visitors and workers to HqO, 16 Tech’s innovation hub, as well as future residential and parking facilities.

The new road is marked by blue stars on the map.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for an authentic name that helps celebrate the neighborhood and 16 Tech. The name should recognize that 16 Tech is part of Downtown and take into account 16 Tech’s purpose.

Your idea could relate to the district’s vision for the future of innovation, the history of the neighborhood or perhaps the geographic tie to our city’s waterways. 

The Neighborhood Challenge

Anyone is able to suggest an idea, but only those in the neighborhoods surrounding 16 Tech can participate in the Neighborhood Challenge. The neighborhood association, school, senior community, community group, etc. with the most nominations will win Tinker Coffee and Long’s Donuts for their next engagement. One entry per person will count towards each group’s grand total.

Submit your idea here!

All ideas must be submitted by Monday, October 19 at midnight.

What’s Next?

Our advisory committee consisting of a diverse array of voices (neighborhood representative, urban planner, community organization) will narrow down the ideas to three finalists. The finalists will be shared on 16 Tech social media platforms (@16TechInnovate) for a community vote later this fall. The name with the most votes will then go through the advisory committee for final review, as well as an approval and permitting process with the City of Indianapolis before confirmed as the winner.