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 …

VIDEO: Downtown Hohman Avenue Redesign Presentation


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

Downtown Hohman Avenue Redesign Presentation


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

DetailsPlease join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., City of Hammond officials and American Structurepoint as they present the new design of Hohman Avenue in Downtown Hammond. From Sibley Street to Russell Street, this first phase of the Hohman Ave Rebuild Project with slow down speeding traffic and make our downtown more conducive for future development. Walkability is very important to …

17th Annual Hammond Job Fair


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. and the City of Hammond Office of Economic Development would like to invite you to attend the 17th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, September 16th from 11am to 3pm at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Avenue in Hammond, IN. This event is instrumental in addressing the employment needs of the residents of the City ...

Virtual Public Meeting with: Artspace


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Events

DetailsMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond invite you to join a Virtual Public Meeting with Artspace on Tuesday, December 8th at 5:30pm. During this interactive Zoom, we will be learning more about the potential of an artist’s live/work art development in Hammond. There will be opportunities for comments and questions from the public, along with helpful …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Offers Small Business COVID-19 Financial Relief


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development are pleased to announce that funds are being made available to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, entitled the Small Business Resiliency Program will provide up to $10,000 in the form of a forgivable loan to qualified Hammond small businesses. “Small …