Construction on apartment complex in downtown Hammond made complicated by remnants of old department store

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HAMMOND — Work on the $25 million Tailor Row House Complicated deliberate for downtown Hammond has been made difficult by an current basis left behind by The earlier Gpreviousblatt’s division retailer. 

Developed by ATG Exact Property, Tailor Row will convey 208 market-price mannequins to Hohman Avenue between Sibley and Rimbach streets. The underfacet flooring of the apartment complex Shall be Full of enterprise space And might border An outfacet plaza. 

Tailor Row will substitute an underutilized Parking lot that Was The state of affairs of Gpreviousblatt’s Department Store. Gpreviousblatt’s declared chapter Inside the early Nineteen Eighties as rivals like Kmart and Sears started To reduce into the low cost chain’s enterprise. 

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Preliminary evaluations current The inspiration of some previous partitions and a flooring slab stay on the property. However, Metropolis Engineer Dean Button said extra research are needed To Search out out “what Truly is underfloor there.” 

All by way of a Tuesday meeting, the Hammond Reenchancment Fee unanimously accredited a proposal for geotechnical engineering and inspection providers with Superior Engineering Services To not exceed $20,000.

“That construction under floor Goes to make enchancment of The inspiration Of these new apartment constructings very difficult,” Button said. “We’d be In hazard if we Did not tackle this.”

The remnants of the Gpreviousblatt’s constructing might set off The mannequin new basis to settle erratically And Sort of Start to tip, Button defined. 

Whereas builders initially hoped To begin enchancment on Tailor Row this fall, the staying basis has pushed the floorbreaking to subsequent spring, Hammond Director of Financial Development Anne Anderson said. 

Tailor Row is An factor of the greater reenchancment efforts underway in downtown Hammond which embrace straightening the curve that aligns Rimbach Road with Fayette Road and redesigning Hohman Avenue to convey The street Proper down to at least one journey lane in every course with a shared bike lane, further street parking and new facetwalks.  

Two fullly different apartment complexes are furtherly coming to the downtown. The former Financial institution Calumet constructing at 5231 Hohman Ave. is slated to bear a $24 million redesign Which will embrace over 100 refacetntial mannequins And seven,000 sq.-ft of retail.

And 5-story complex referred to as Madison Lofts, is deliberate for the northeast nook of Sibley Road and Hohman Avenue. Madison Lofts Could have about 55 refacetntial mannequins and 87,000 sq.-ft of retail. 

Anderson said the Tailor Row enchancment will probably take A few yr. 

Photographs: Construction is underway in downtown Hammond

Downtown Hammond enchancment

Construction continues on Hohman Avenue in downtown Hammond.




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Half of the downtown reenchancment embraces the creation of An outfacet plaza. The plaza will sit in entrance of Tailor Row, Definitely one of many three apartment complexes coming to the downtown space. 




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Construction continues on Hohman Avenue in downtown Hammond.




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Hammond broke floor on the downtown reenchancment in April. Crews are presently Engaged on the Hohman Avenue redesign and the Rimbach Road realignment. 




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Anne Anderson is the Hammond Director of Financial Development.




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Visitors on Hohman Avenue in downtown Hammond should detour to maintain away from ongoing enchancment work. Each the Rimbach and the Hohman tasks Shall be largely full by The prime of this yr. 




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Construction continues on Hohman Avenue in downtown Hammond.




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Anne Anderson is the Hammond Director of Financial Development.




Downtown Hammond enchancment

Construction crews are presently Engaged on the west facet of Hohman Avenue. Later In the summertime, work Shall begin on the east facet. 




Downtown Hammond enchancment

The Towle Theater is surviving The enchancment on Hohman Avenue in downtown Hammond.




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