The Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association (CANA) was incorporated on October 18, 1981 as interest in living downtown started to become attractive again. It organizes annual events like the block party and yard sale, as well as neighborhood cleanups and social gatherings. It also serves as an official link between the neighborhood and the City of Indianapolis. It works with the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Foundation (CANF) on special projects to beautify or improve the neighborhood, such as our period street lights, street signs and the pocket park at East Street and St. Clair Street known as Chatham Commons. CANF currently is working on a long-term project to restore our historic brick alleyways.

CANA is governed by an 11-member board of directors. Directors serve two-year terms, and half the board is elected each year. At its first meeting of the year, the board elects a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary to serve as the officers for that year.

Members may vote at neighborhood meetings, which generally occur on the last Tuesday of the month.

Any person 18 years or older who resides (renters included) or is a property owner in the Chatham Arch neighborhood, or a business, agency, or church that is located in the Chatham Arch neighborhood is eligible to become a member by completing the membership form and paying the annual membership dues.

CANA Bylaws
CANF Bylaws & Policies

Join the Chatham Arch Neighborhood Association and meet more of your neighbors, get involved in neighborhood activities, and have a voice in what happens in the neighborhood.

Streetlight Outage Reporting

IPL / AES Indiana has a simple online form on their website to report streetlight outages: Neighbors are encouraged to use this online reporting form if there are outages or damaged lights. The Chatham Arch Neighborhood Foundation, which pays for the maintenance and electricity for most of the neighborhood’s historic streetlights, has created a helpful chart of the public streetlights we are paying for, with the pole numbers and addresses associated with each light. Thanks are owed to Chatham Arch neighbor Dan Mullendore for putting this chart together.

The form has several questions that the chart will provide the answers to. If it is one of the lights on this chart, it is a public streetlight and it is a Washington Post Top Luminaire light. The pole # and address associated with the light are also on the chart.  If there are questions about reporting outages or difficulty getting outages addressed, please email the Foundation at

Historic Street Light Locator