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Planning and development employees move to City Hall

HAMMOND | The city's planning and development department is moving to City Hall.

September 01, 2014 11:15 pm

Buffalo Wild Wings, Hampton Inn coming to Hammond's Oxbow Landing

HAMMOND | This summer, watch for more than $25 million in new construction off an interstate exit in Hammond.

January 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Development around Hammond Cabela's site expected to pick up

Development around Hammond Cabela's site expected to pick up

HAMMOND | Almost two years after the removal of a major obstacle to development at the Cabela's site, the area around the store appears ready to land its first tenant.

June 29, 2013 7:00 pm Photos



EDITORIAL: Casino gamble paying off for host cities

In the 20 years since the Indiana General Assembly allowed casinos to operate in certain cities, some people have forgotten why only those cities were allowed to hold referendums on the casinos. It's because those cities needed an economic shot in the arm.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond seeking developers for Oxbow Landing

HAMMOND | Hammond is seeking developers for Oxbow Landing, an area city officials hope turns into a premier commercial and retail area.

January 16, 2013 6:30 pm

Hammond councilman concerned about potential Walmart move

HAMMOND | A Hammond City councilman has expressed dismay about the possibility of the Walmart on 165th Street closing for a larger store to open at the Cabela's site.

January 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Hammond makes changes amid HUD funding cutbacks

HAMMOND | A decrease in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is causing Hammond to end or evaluate some programs backed by those dollars.

November 10, 2012 9:30 pm
Hammond business incubator expanding into Harris Building

Hammond business incubator expanding into Harris Building

HAMMOND | Nurturing the next generation of small businesses often takes a partnership and a safe haven where fledgling companies can develop both wings and roots.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos


United Neighborhoods Inc. hopes to find a niche in house rehabs

HAMMOND | United Neighborhoods Inc., a nonprofit aimed at addressing housing needs in the city, is under new leadership and hoping to carve out a niche for itself.

July 21, 2012 7:45 pm
Hammond seeks more downtown businesses in wake of beautification project

Hammond seeks more downtown businesses in wake of beautification project

HAMMOND | A restaurant and a company interested in purchasing the Harris Bank building on Hohman Avenue are talking with the city to move to downtown Hammond, a city official said.

July 14, 2012 6:38 pm

Subway first new tenant at Woodmar Mall development

HAMMOND | A Subway sandwich shop is moving into the new Woodmar Mall development.

July 04, 2012 7:10 pm
Hammond officials celebrate downtown project

Hammond officials celebrate downtown project

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. stood Tuesday on the former site of the Goldblatt's Department Store to celebrate a project city officials said is key in the redevelopment of downtown.

June 05, 2012 8:15 pm Photos


Hammond Redevelopment Commission OKs purchase of downtown building

HAMMOND | The city is planning to buy the Manta building in downtown Hammond.

May 16, 2012 6:00 pm
Woodmar Mall project shows signs of progress

Woodmar Mall project shows signs of progress

HAMMOND | The developer of the Woodmar Mall project appears close to meeting a critical deadline with the city, according to Department of Planning and Development Executive Director Phil Taillon.

May 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Neighborhood shedding slab in Hammond

HAMMOND | The city is planning to demolish an old concrete slab that once served as a rail loading area at 173rd Street and Lyman Avenue.

May 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Hammond program aims to help homebuyers

HAMMOND | A program offering assistance with down payments has helped more than 270 people buy homes in the city.

April 30, 2012 8:45 pm
Hammond Mayor McDermott recaps China trip

Hammond Mayor McDermott recaps China trip

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., fourth from right, and a delegation of city officials traveled to China on an economic development trip in March. Pictured, from left, are a guide; Ed Krusa, Mark Kalwinski, Pat Obi, Tom Dabertin, McDermott, Bobby Lendi, Joe Smith and Phil Taillon.

April 02, 2012 12:00 am

Hammond looks to expand redevelopment area for Potash project

HAMMOND | With Potash Corp. breaking ground on its new facility in June, the city is positioning itself to provide $10 million in incentives to the company.

March 31, 2012 7:45 pm

Deadline for Woodmar Mall project approaching in June

HAMMOND | The developer of the Woodmar Mall project has until the end of June to complete work on the site at 165th Street and Indianapolis Boulevard.

March 07, 2012 8:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Some homework for College Bound

The College Bound program in Hammond holds great promise in attracting and retaining homeowners in Hammond and in boosting the educational attainment level, which is so important in economic development efforts.

August 08, 2011 12:00 am
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