Information Resources & Policy Analysis
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The Information Resources & Policy Analysis (IRPA) staff provides information resource development and the analysis of public policies that pertain to community development issues.

The Mission of IRPA is to provide elected officials, planners, other city staff, and the public with high quality information resources concerning the development and use of land in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

IRPA provides:

  • Website development
  • Database development
  • Access to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data (HMDA)
  • Public policy analysis
  • Custom maps, reports and data analysis
  • Investment in demographic and business data for research
  • Summaries of development activity

Recent projects and activities of IRPA include:

  • Development of the Department of Metropolitan Development website
  • Development of the Department's divisional websites
  • Development of the FOCUS Indy website
  • Development of the Indy Site Finder website
  • Development of the Economic Development Portal 
  • Demographic profiles and analysis for the Martindale-Brightwood Revitalization Planning Study 
  • Development of cluster analysis methodology
  • Staff support for the Urban Design Oversight Committee 
  • Digitization of division of planning documents
  • Department representation on the IMAGIS, SAVI, and Enhanced Access boards