New Neighbor FAQ

The following information is provided for the convenience of new residents, or people interested in learning about our neighborhood. It is not intended to endorse the merchants listed. The list is based upon recommendations from Fletcher Place neighbors.

1. How can I get involved in the neighborhood association? 

  • Drop by one of our monthly neighborhood associations meetings and learn more about us and all of the exciting committees that you can be a part of, such as the social committee, land use committee, etc. For more information, click here. You can also join the neighborhood association by filling out a membership application found here.

2. Do I need authorization to change the exterior of my house?

  • If you are north of Virginia Ave, you are located in the portion of the neighborhood that is under historic preservation and should contact the IHPC (327-4408) to see if your changes require a COA (Certificate of Appropriateness).

3. What is the difference between the Fletcher Place District and the Holy Rosary Danish Church District? 

  • Our Neighborhood Association supports two distinct historic districts that make up one neighborhood, Fletcher Place. Virginia Avenue separates the Fletcher Place Historic District to the north and the Holy Rosary Danish Church District to the south. For more infomation, click here.

4. What parks are nearby?

The neighborhood is fortunate to have its own park, as well as multiple parks and trails within a mile:

5. Where is the nearest Public Library?

6. Where is the closest shopping mall?

7. Where is the Post Office and other delivery services?

  • US Post Office: Main Office, 125 W. South St.
  • Circle City branch: 456 N. Meridian St.
  • Garfield Branch: 1636 E. Legrande Ave.
  • Fed Ex: located on the Circle, 800-463-3339
  • UPS: 133 W. Market located between Monument Circle and the Capital, 317-236-0009

8. Where is the closest hardware store?

  • Fusek’s True Value Hardware – 350 E. New York St.
  • Ace Hardware – 3833 N. Illinois St.
  • American Hardware & Supply – 1018 Virginia Ave.
  • Sullivan Hardware – 4838 N. Pennsylvania St.

9. Where is the closest pharmacy?

  • CVS 24-hour Stores, 105 E. Ohio St, 175 N Illinois St, 1744 N. Illinois St.
  • Walgreens 24-hour Store, 1530 N. Meridian St.
  • Bio Scrip Pharmacy, 342 Massachusetts Ave.
  • Marsh The Marketplace (formerly O’Malia’s Food Market) in-store pharmacy, 320 N. New Jersey St.

10. What Grocery Stores serve downtown residents?

  • Marsh The Marketplace (formerly O’Malia’s Food Market) in Lockerbie Marketplace, 320 N. New Jersey St.
  • Kroger, 524 E. 16th St.

11. What are the options for Dry Cleaners?

  • Curley’s Cleaners Drop Shop, 249 E. 11th St.
  • Karstadt-Reed Cleaners, 1449 N. Illinois
  • Tuchman Cleaners in Lockerbie Marketplace, 304 E. New York St.

12. Where is the nearest Veterinarian?

13. Where are the closest Hospitals?

Indianapolis is fortunate to have outstanding medical practioners and services. The downtown resident has several excellent choices:

  • Methodist Hospital, I-65 & 21st St.
    Physician Referral/Clarion On Call – 916-3525
  • IU Hospital, 550 University Blvd., 274-5000
    Physician Referral/Clarion On Call – 916-3525
  • Wishard Health Service, 1001 W. Tenth St., 639-6671
    Physician Referral – 655-2255
  • Other emergency care and specialized treatment centers are located throughout the metro area.

14. How can I find out about childcare options?

15. Where do I vote?

16. How does trash collection work? 

  • Trash Containers: Each residence has a 96-gallon trash container issued by the city. The container should be marked in some way with your address or name. They are emptied once a week on a Friday. The container needs to be out by 7:00a.m. on Fridays. Trash must be placed inside the container.If your container is missing or stolen, report it to the police by calling 327-3811. They will issue an “incident number”, and then call 327-4MAC and you will be issued a replacement. Also, if you record the serial number marked on your trash container, this will speed up the replacement process.

    Each household can have up to two of the 96 gallon containers. The first one is provided by the city. You can obtain a second one for $45 by calling 327-4MAC.

    Apartment buildings with more than 4 units and businesses do not get city trash pick up and must provide thier own dumpsters.

    • Heavy Trash Pickup: According to the City, heavy trash is picked up once a month, on the fourth Thursday. “Heavy trash includes household furnishings, appliances, and bicycles. Swingsets are OK, but please disassemble them first. You also can include tires with rims. Refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items containing freon require special handling. Please call 327-4MAC for more information.”


    • Hazardous waste: Items such as automotive products and fluids, car and household batteries, cleaners and polishers, paints and solvents, swimming pool and other chemicals, herbicides and pesticides, may be dropped off at the Tox Drop site location on the south side: Perry Township Government Center, 4925 Shelby St., on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays (except December 27), 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Call 327-4TOX to learn how to safely dispose of hazardous waste that is not included in this list or to see if an item will be accepted.


    • Recycling: Recycling is picked up every Tuesday or Wednesday at the curb. There is a charge to participate in the city recycling and you must call 327-4MAC to register and to receive the red recycling tub. Or You can recycle standard items (newspapers, glass, plastics, steel, aluminum and magazines) in the dedicated dumpsters in the Marsh The Marketplace parking lot (formerly O’Malia’s Food Market) located at 320 N. New Jersey St or use other designated locations. Lastly, for non-standard recyclying options, click here to see a list of designated locations.


    • Illegal Dumping: Please report illegal dumping to the police by calling 327-3811.


  • For even more about trash, check the city’s web site by clicking here.

17. Is there a neighborhood Crime Watch?

  •  You can join the google group for the Fletcher Place crime watch. If you have info to report you can email the crime watch site and it will be sent out immediately to members of the group. This is a passive way to have crime watch. If you are interested in joining the crime watch, please send your email address to Robb at
  •  You can check the city’s Crime Watch page.
  •  You can read our Crime Prevention Tips.


18. Mayor’s Action Center: 327-4622 or click here

19. Police Non-Emergency Number: 327-3811