On Tuesday, August 7th, NEAR invited City of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett; City-County councilman Blake Johnson; Department of Metropolitan Development Executive Director Emily Mack; Ian Nicolini, Project Director of Develop Indy, and Lauryn Coombs, EPA Project Director to join NEAR Executive Director John Franklin Hay to receive and celebrate the completion of the nearly one-year effort to develop the final Sherman Park Brownfield Area-wide Plan.  Over hundred neighborhood and community representatives turned out to enjoy the festivities at the corner of Sherman Drive and East Michigan Street.  The plan proposals about 7 acres of mixed-use residential and commercial development at the intersection of Sherman Drive and East Michigan St.   New City 3-acre park on the west side of Sherman Park along LaSalle Street, and about 40-acres for light industrial and logistics reuses.  The Plan also proposes the community and business leaders consider a new learning center that would act as a bridge to serve neighborhood residents on job skill development and placement while also helping new Sherman Park businesses fill their future jobs with qualified neighborhood residents.