Introduction of Draft Master Plan with Jeff Speck and Associates

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Transforming Downtown Hammond

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City Department of Planning and Development Department invite you to a presentation of a highly anticipated Draft Master Plan of our downtown by best-selling author, city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck on Tuesday, August 6th at the Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue.  Doors will open at 5:30pm, with the presentation beginning at 6pm.

After his initial visit to Hammond last fall and in May of this year, Jeff Speck will introduce the draft master plan for downtown Hammond, describing key features and recommendations including: designs for a transformed Hohman Avenue and more walkable street network, development concepts for unbuilt parcels and retrofit ideas for historic buildings, plans to integrate commuter rail and numerous other design and policy strategies to revive the downtown core as a livable, attractive, and vibrant urban neighborhood.

“This new transportation component in downtown adds strength to this area, which has struggled for years. Having people looking to live downtown and make it their home is a game-changer for Hammond and the Region. We are thinking big and are already getting interest from developers,” said Mayor McDermott.

For more information please contact Anne Anderson, Director of Economic Development, at 219-853-6508 x-1 or