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Recognizing the development needs of the area northeast of downtown Indianapolis, a concept plan for the Smart Growth District was originally developed in 2008 in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Department of Transportation (DOT). King Park, Martindale-Brightwood, the City of Indianapolis, and the federal agencies worked together under the Partnership for Sustainable Communities to develop a redevelopment strategy for the area centered around 22nd Street and the Monon Greenway Trail. The Smart Growth District plan identified six livability principles to guide redevelopment in the area. The Smart Growth District is currently the focus of a U.S. EPA Brownfield Assessment grant that has assessed more than two dozen potentially contaminated properties in the area. As a result of the grant, many of those properties are currently being redeveloped.