Proposal submitted for senior residences in Hammond • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Proposal submitted for senior residences in Hammond

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At a meeting March 1, the Hammond Redevelopment Commission reviewed a proposal for new senior housing options in Hammond.

Gorman & Co. LLC submitted a proposal for the redevelopment of the Memorial Park Senior Residences and Townhomes. The project is behind the Ofelia Steen Center near Highland Street and Wallace Road in Hammond’s Third District.

“The third district in our city has many multigenerational families, and whenever we have made senior residential options available, they have been very popular,” Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said in a press release. “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.”

The proposal includes a senior facility with 118 housing units, including studio and one-bedroom apartments. The three-story building will feature a community room, exercise room, computer and theater room, library and outdoor gardens.

The proposal also includes the construction of 16 two-bedroom townhomes next to the senior facility. The townhomes will be two stories tall.

“The townhomes are a good transition option between the senior housing units and the upcoming single-family homes on around 30 lots that we are looking forward to bringing to market in this area later this year,” said Anne Taylor, executive director of the city’s Planning and Development Department.

The city will build infrastructure for the project, including a new street through the development. The city plans to use funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The total investment of the proposal by Gorman & Co. is over $41 million.

Wisconsin-based Gorman & Co. is a property development and management company. Founded in 1984, the company focuses on community development and neighborhood revitalization. Gorman & Co. recently completed the rehabilitation of the Carolyn Mosby Tower in Gary.


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