Proposal Received for Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes

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At the Hammond Redevelopment Commission meeting on March 1, 2024, the Commission opened proposals submitted for the redevelopment of Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes project located in Hammond’s 3rd District behind the Ofelia Steen Center near Highland Street and Wallace Road. One proposal was submitted and opened, from Gorman & Company, LLC.

“Hammond continues to be a great place for residential development.  The third district in our city has many multigenerational families and whenever we have made senior residential options available they have been very popular. It allows our seniors to stay in the neighborhood they love, while getting out of the maintenance, stairs, and other issues they may have at their home and relocate in a new setting with other seniors,” said Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. 

The proposal includes, 118 Senior Housing units including studios and 1-bedrooms will be in a 3-story building. This energy efficient building will include a community room, exercise room, outdoor gardens, library and computer and mixed-use theater room. The townhomes portion of the project would include sixteen 2-bedroom townhomes will be built next to the senior facility, 2 stories tall. 

“The townhomes are a good transition option between the senior housing units and the upcoming single-family homes on around thirty (30) lots that we are looking forward to bringing to market in this area later this year,” said Anne Taylor, Executive Director of Planning and Development.  The City of Hammond has committed to building infrastructure for the development, including a new street through the development using American Rescue Plan dollars made available by the Biden administration to the City of Hammond. 

The total investment of the Gorman proposal is over $41M. The City of Hammond, the Hammond Redevelopment Commission and its staff will work closely with the developer to deliver the best product possible for the new residents and for the surrounding neighborhood.