Hammond: Development & News

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Downtown projects aim to continue business, resident attraction in Hammond

The city of Hammond is looking to completely overhaul its downtown with the goal of making it a go-to destination instead of another drive-through city in Lake County.

Hammond leaders have been working for years with East Coast urban planning design firm Speck Dempsey LLC on a plan that starts with redesigning its streets, starting with the city's core by replacing the five-lane Hohman Avenue with two-lane road to make it more pedestrian friendly.

The $9 million project comes along several housing projects, including the $28 million renovation of the Bank Calumet building into a mixed-use development, which will primarily include apartments.

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