Warming Shelters Open in Hammond


CATEGORY: News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., has announced that due to the extreme cold expected this week, the City of Hammond has identified several buildings as warming centers, including: the Jean Shepherd Center, Hammond Civic Center, and Hammond Sportsplex. Individuals may use these facilities during regular operating hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if necessary to get out of the cold. …

Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities Recognition Award Nomination Form

Nominations Sought for Disabilities Awards


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

38th Annual Disabilities Awards Breakfast Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:00am Dynasty Banquets 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond, IN 46327 The purpose is to recognize youth, adults, and organizations that reach out and make a difference regardless of a disability. The Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities will choose award winners. Nominations The Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities would be greatly honored if you would ...

City Seeks Proposals for “Westlake Train Station” Project


CATEGORY: Board of Public Works & Safety RFP's, News, Public Notices

The City of Hammond is seeking qualified firms to design a new Downtown Hammond NICTD Westlake Train Station at Russell Street in Hammond, Indiana. The Request for Proposals describes the programming features necessary to meeting the City’s needs for a new train station. The design must be in compliance with NICTD’s requirements for station design including train platform shelter and …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Applications for Funding Available


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Applications for 2024 funding through the City of Hammond’s Gaming Advisory Committee are now available. Funding is available to local not-for-profit organizations that demonstrate their project, activities, and services provide direct benefit to the citizens of Hammond. The funds and application process are overseen by the Gaming Advisory Committee, an eleven-member body that represents a cross section of Hammond residents …

WALKABLE USA Documentary Released in Downtown Hammond, IN


CATEGORY: News, Speck

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that premier network broadcast of WALKABLE USA, a documentary over four years in the making, focusing on the revitalization of downtown Hammond, Indiana. “The downtown part of our city is so important for our psyche in Hammond,” said Mayor McDermott. “If we expect our …

Jacobs Square Infill Housing RFP’s Due January 16th


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News, Speck

Jacobs Square, a compact neighborhood identified by urban designer Jeff Speck in Hammond’s recent Downtown Masterplan, is ripe for revitalization. The City of Hammond and the Hammond Department of Development have released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for infill housing in this centrally located neighborhood. 19 different sites have been identified for new single family homes and duplexes. These new …

Hammond Community Corporation 2023 Grant Application Now Available


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

The City of Hammond for the social betterment of the community formed the Hammond Community Corporation in 1997. The organization is designed to grant financial assistance to Hammond not-for-profit organizations to enrich the quality of life in our community. The Hammond Community Corporation was originally funded by money donated from the Empress Casino-Hammond (now known as Horseshoe Casino–Hammond). These funds …

It’s Time to Check Your Batteries


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends testing your smoke alarms once a month using the test button and changing the batteries twice a year, which can conveniently be done when we change our clocks for daylight saving time in the spring and fall. In today’s day and age, not all smoke alarms are designed the same, so ensuring your …