Huhtamaki Plans Expansion of Hammond Facility


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Huhtamaki North America, a leading manufacturer of packaging for consumer goods, retail, and foodservice markets, announced plans for the expansion of their Hammond, IN facility. The expansion will add capacity for their molded fiber products. The company expects a capital investment of nearly $100 million and will result in the creation of approximately 100 jobs. The investment and construction will …

Expanding Illinois Company Coming to Hammond


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond celebrate the arrival of Meats by Linz, Inc. to former Queen Anne Candy site at 628 Hoffman Street, Hammond IN Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development are pleased to announce the arrival of Meats by Linz from Calumet City, IL into Hammond, IN. Creating …

$24m Residential Development in Downtown Hammond


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News, Speck

The City of Hammond and NWI Hohman LLC celebrate new adaptive reuse residential development Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Redevelopment Commission are pleased to announce the approval of a development agreement with NWI Hohman LLC to redevelopment the iconic Bank Calumet building at 5231 Hohman Ave in downtown Hammond into 100 market rate apartments and 10,000sf of …

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Downtown Hammond and Downtown Hessville Reconstruction Starts


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Featured, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond has begun two major corridor construction projects along Hohman Avenue and Kennedy Avenue. Both projects are expected to be substantially completed this year with some minor landscaping work carried over into 2023. “Hammond’s new emblem for 2022 is the hard hat,” said Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr of the combined $12.5 million projects for Hammond funded …

City of Hammond Celebrates Community Kitchen in Downtown


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Development Corporation opens commercial kitchen to support entrepreneurs Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the City of Hammond, and the Hammond Development Corporation are pleased to announce a vital new asset to the reimaging of downtown Hammond, the HDC Community Kitchen. Located in the lobby of the HUB building at 5233 Hohman, this commercial grade kitchen will be a valuable …

Economic Development Commission Meeting Has Been Canceled


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News, Public Notices

Please be advised that the Monday, March 7, 2022 Hammond Economic Development Commission meeting has been cancelled. There is no pending business to come before the said Commission. The next Economic Development Commission meeting will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 9:00 am in the Planning & Development offices at City Hall, 5925 Calumet Avenue, Room 315, 3rd …

Hammond moves ahead with Rimbach Plaza project


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News, Speck

Hammond is moving forward with the new downtown plaza planned for Hohman Avenue. A central element of the much-anticipated Hammond downtown redevelopment involves moving the “Rotunda Fountain” from its current perch at 5230 Hohman Ave. The city is straightening out the swoop that curves Rimbach Street, aligning it with Fayette Street. The realignment will discourage speeding and facilitate the creation …

Economic Development Commission Meeting Has Been Canceled


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News, Public Notices

Please be advised that the Monday, January 10, 2022 Hammond Economic Development Commission meeting has been cancelled. There is no pending business to come before the said Commission. The next Economic Development Commission meeting will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:00 am in the Planning& Development offices at City Hall 5925 Calumet Avenue, Room 315, 3rd floor, …

Nearly-century-old bank tower to bring downtown-style apartments


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News, Speck

Generations of Region residents deposited paychecks, talked to mortgage lenders about making their home ownership dreams a reality and worked at the Bank Calumet building, a nine-story tower with an imposing limestone facade in downtown Hammond. The 112-foot-bank tower at 5231 Hohman Ave. has loomed over the downtown commercial district since it was built by immigrant craftsmen in 1924. The …

Ground Breaks for Final Phase of Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced the final groundbreaking at the Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond has taken place. When first elected in 2004, Mayor McDermott saw the economic potential for this area. One of his first major projects was to demolish the multi-residential complex that used a disproportionate amount of city resources …