A redevelopment project that would bring a Centier Bank branch to downtown Gary has gained ground.
GARY | A $2.5 million project aimed at bringing a bank back to downtown Gary faced a setback last week, but is still going forward.
EAST CHICAGO | Ten graduate students from Harvard University will visit East Chicago beginning today to conduct a field study on economic development areas within the city.
DYER | Dyer officials hope to make the northeast corner of Hart Street and U.S. 30 a bit more appealing for developers.
HIGHLAND | The Town Council is positioning itself for the eventual purchase of various properties along North Kennedy Avenue and in the downtown area if they become available.
MUNSTER | Offering incentives for businesses to move into the Lake Business Center continues to be part of the economic development plan for the town, officials said.
MICHIGAN CITY | It's more than just the opening of another Kohl's — it's the start of a resurrection of the long-blighted Dunes Plaza, once a bustling destination, officials say.
PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission recently approved moving forward with the third phase of its Central Avenue Business District redevelopment plan.
MUNSTER | Restaurants such as Noodles & Company and Meatheads Burgers and Fries could be coming to the Lake Business Center in Munster.
WHITING | A standing room-only crowd filled the Whiting Community Center on Tuesday to hear Mayor Joseph Stahura discuss several proposed projects he referred to as controversial.
GARY | Residents got a look Tuesday at plans to transform Gary's Glen Park area into University Park.
Gary is launching a plan to redevelop northside neighborhoods, including by tearing down a long-vacant downtown hotel.
GARY | The Miller Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the historic Aquatorium Bath House in Miller Beach’s Marquette Park, 6918 Oak Ave. A presentation will be given by Lauren Riga, director of Green Urbanism, Storm Water and Environmental Affairs for the City of Gary.
I recently attended Lansing’s 120th birthday celebration that provided a glimpse of the village’s rich and sometimes colorful past. A lot has changed from those early days.
LANSING | Village officials believe they’re on the verge of finding a retailer to locate on the site of the former Sam’s Club warehouse store on Torrence Avenue.
MERRILLVILLE | Chicago-based Berman Auto Group has announced it plans to open Berman's Infiniti of Merrillville this summer.
MERRILLVILLE | A redevelopment project at the former Saturn dealership off U.S. 30 is no longer advancing, the town announced last week.
CROWN POINT | A sewer line will be installed along a portion of Indiana Avenue as part of a plan to revitalize the neighborhood.
Members of East Chicago's redevelopment team walk past townhomes or row houses in the neighborhood of Main and Broadway, "ground zero" for redevelopment. Since this tour, additional housing has been built.
Row house rental units on Main near Broadway are the beginnings of redeveloment in East Chicago, with new retail and single family homes to come. The city is experiencing a housing market rebound.
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