NORTH HARBOR REDEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

North Harbor Redevelopment Initiative seeks to redevelop the entire North harbor, including its key corridors of Main Street, Broadway, Guthrie and Indiana harbor Drive. The Main & Broadway strategy proposes four urban design tactics for ensuring that the redevelopment of these corridors promotes the entire community’s revitalizations.

Rebuild the heart of Indiana Harbor at Main and Broadway as a mixed-use mixed-income neighborhood destination that connects other neighborhoods and connects to Lake Michigan.
Support sustainable community revitalization by making environmental, economic and community concerns interdependent.
Reconnect the community through road realignment and traffic redirecting.
Improve walk ability and community appeal through streetscaping and Public Space Improvements.

The Main and Broadway strategy is not intended to stand alone. It responds to the community investment goals of the Marquette Plan by providing a community revitalization strategy intended to link with the forthcoming lakefront redevelopment plan. That lakefront redevelopment plan is expected to be completed in two years in partnership with adjacent communities and the Regional Development Authority. The strategy is also designed to support future redevelopment plans for the Pennsylvania-Block neighborhood north of Guthrie Street and the vacant commercial land west of Michigan Avenue. Moreover, the Strategy is integrated with community projects already underway, such as the adaptive reuse of the Indiana Harbor Carnegie Library into a performing arts center. Finally, a lasting revitalization strategy requires the flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, community demands and stakeholder realities. The strategy provides alternative and conceptual suggestions for the later redevelopment phases along Broadway that must be refined and finalized over time.
REDEVELOPMENT
The Department of Redevelopment monitors annual federal entitlements to the City of East Chicago from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Telephone: (219) 391-8513
Fax: (219) 391-7005
Email: jsimpson@eastchicago.com
what we do
The Department of Redevelopment oversees the City's two Tax Increment Funding Districts (TIF) which collect tax revenue within their districts and use the revenue for a variety of infrastructure projects:
City of East Chicago Department of Redevelopment
400 E. Chicago Ave
East Chicago, IN 46312
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone:219-391-8513
Fax:219-391-7005