About MKNA

The Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association

 With a vibrant mix of homes, local merchants and open green spaces, the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood is far enough north of downtown Indianapolis to be thoroughly laid-back—yet near enough to be completely urban. Our community is comprised of passionate residents of all ages who love the winding streets, support established and emerging local businesses, and take advantage of nearby  schools and faith-based institutions.

Our Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association (MKNA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit neighborhood organization.

Founded in 1965, the Association represents the largest community in Indianapolis. We aim to:

Enhance Livability

Make our neighborhood more walkable and bike-friendly, develop infrastructure plans and support crime prevention efforts.

Promote Growth and Capital Investment

Support the Midtown TIF district and drive redevelopment opportunities.

Advocate to City Government

Develop the neighborhood long-term land use plan and promote compliance with community values.


Organize community meetings where critical neighborhood issues are addressed, host business and clergy breakfasts and publish community newsletters to keep the neighborhood informed and involved.

Partner with Community Stakeholders

Support the Midtown TIF district and drive redevelopment opportunities.

Preserve Historic Qualities

Prioritize neighborhood beautification efforts and promote commitment to historic architecture.


Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association created eight districts to help serve the residents, schools, institutions and businesses.



For nearly a century, MKNA has provided Indianapolis citizens a place to live, work, shop, play, learn and grow.

Neighborhood Plan

This plan is also a guide for anyone making a decision about the use of your property.



Check out our upcoming meetings and events.

Support MKNA

Show your support for neighborhood development and help us create a cohesive community as we promote the Live, Work, Shop, Play, Learn, Grow ethos.

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