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Serving businesses, residents, social service agencies, and public facilities in downtown Indianapolis, Riley Area Development Corporation functions with the purpose of facilitating business growth, social and human services development and affordable housing working in partnerships across several neighborhoods.

Areas of Focus
  • Business Development - Makerspace
  • Community Development
  • Commercial and Industrial Development
  • Residential Development

The mission of Riley Area Development Corporation is to develop and support a sustainable community environment in and around downtown Indianapolis through affordable housing, economic development, healthy public space and community development.

  • History

    The Riley Area Revitalization Program was formed in 1979 as a nonprofit affiliated with the Riley Lockerbie Ministries Association. Its purpose was to facilitate business growth, social and human services development and affordable housing in the “Riley Area”. The Riley area was originally defined by borders: I-70 to the east, Washington Street to the south, Meridian Street to the west, and I-65 to the north.

    Today, operating as Riley Area Development Corporation (RADC), the organization exists as a stable resource to provide assistance and information to residents and businesses; to facilitate communication among and within its residential, business, and local government community and to identify and address causes and issues impacting these groups.

  • Who we work with

    Riley Area Development Corporation is a leader in housing and economic rebirth in the areas surrounding downtown Indianapolis. As RADC looks to the future, it will continue to partner on projects in any neighborhood within Marion County in need of revitalization efforts that desires a partnership with an experienced nonprofit development organization.

    Our past and present partners include community development organizations, government entities, foundations, arts organizations and artists, non-profits, universities, neighborhood associations, foundations, small businesses and entrepreneurs, workforce development organization, membership associations, financial institutions and individual community leaders.

About Us
  • Affordable Housing
  • Small Business Development
  • Public Art & Creative Placemaking

Riley Area Development Corporation has developed and operates over 350 units of affordable housing in and around Downtown Indianapolis with private and non-profit development partners. In addition to multi-unit apartment buildings, Riley also provides affordable home ownership opportunities through new and rehabilitated homes in the Willard Park neighborhood. New to the affordable housing model is “shared equity” artist housing which is being piloted in 2017 in the Garfield Park neighborhood with Big Car.

Affordable housing plays an important role in a vibrant and diverse community.
View our housing projects

Riley Area Development puts a strong focus on small business development through multiple avenues.  Each individual project and partnership is geared towards providing support, education and funding for small business owners and micro enterprise companies.

Riley Area Development recognizes the importance of public art and creative placemaking to ensure progress and development of surrounding Indianapolis neighborhoods. Solidified partnerships have been made to assist areas in need of cultural impact and arts programming.  These efforts include pop up gallery spaces, public art instillations, mural presence, a test food kitchen, artist residency housing in Garfield Park, and efforts along the Mass Ave Cultural District.

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Our Staff and Board

The Riley Area Development Corporation staff and board are community leaders in Indianapolis with a diverse set of backgrounds and skill sets who contribute to a rich culture of community development within the organization and beyond it.

Board Members
  • Gary Reiter, President
  • Fred Hash, Vice President
  • Kenny Dennison, Treasurer
  • Gary Reiter, Secretary
  • Matt Nolley, Past President
  • Robert Corr
  • Joe Mayes
  • Will Pritchard
  • Jana Hageman
  • Christian Mosburg
  • David Pentzien
  • Jen Eamon
  • Judith Essex
  • Sam Rodgers
  • Toni Tomlinson
  • Matt Davis