City of Gary


Gary manages just one bid out of 33 dilapidated schools; district rethinking asking prices Lauren Cross lauren.cross@nwi.com, 219-933-3206 Aug 2, 2018 Of the 33 shuttered Gary schools that hit the real estate market last month, only one received an offer in the first round of bidding, according to Peggy Hinckley, emergency manager. “Obviously, we were hoping for more bids, but we were also not surprised,” […]

Sold! 1 out of 33 Dilapidated Schools, City of ...


Realtor: Gary school buildings should be sold for a $1 per square foot or less Joseph S. Pete joseph.pete@nwi.com, 219-933-3316 / August 3, 2018 One of Northwest Indiana’s most prominent commercial real estate agents said Gary schools are asking far more for shuttered school buildings than what the market will bear and would be better off unloading the properties for $1 per square foot or […]

Empty and Moldered Schools Not Worth The Asking Price


Gary amends MaiaCo development agreement Gregory Tejeda / Post-Tribune / July 2, 2018 The Gary Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday gave its approval to an amended agreement with MaiaCo, an entity it expects to help the city in terms of combining parcels of land into large tracts suitable for jolting the city’s economic development. Commission President Kenya Jones was absent, but four other members all voted in […]

2016 Agreement with MaiaCo to be Amended


Consultant: Cleveland firm missed bid deadline for Genesis Convention Center Gregory Tejeda / Post-Tribune / July 24, 2018 A Cleveland-based consulting firm hinted Monday it might like to buy the Genesis Convention Center. Meridian Hospitality Group LLC agent Byron Dillard appeared before the Gary Redevelopment Commission, where he gave a presentation about the progress of work the firm is doing for the city. But during […]

Meridian Hospitality presentation for Gary, IN 1st District



Meridian Hospitality Group met with the Gary Redevelopment Commission in a public meeting to provide an update on the first phase of pre-planning for redevelopment in Gary, Lake County, Indiana.  Meridian Hospitality Group and the City of Gary executed a Master Developer Agreement in September 2017 for three major development areas:  Waterfront Lake Street Beach – 90-acre parcel located on Lake Michigan Lake Street Junction Area […]

Meridian Hospitality Group Updates the Gary Redevelopment Commission at Public ...


Gary, Indiana, Puts Millions in School Buildings on the Market Carole VanSickle Ellis – July 20, 2018 – https://thinkrealty.com For 20 years in some cases, public school buildings in Gary, Indiana, have sat vacant as a target for vandalism, looting, and arson. Now, the Gary School Community Corporation is hoping real estate investors with an eye for community development will come into the area, buy […]

$8M debt wiped out by IRS; Now on Sale… Gary, ...


Gary eyes purchase of former Franklin Elementary property Carole Carlson Post-Tribune July 17, 2018 The city of Gary plans to make an offer to purchase one of 33 shuttered schools being sold by the Gary Community School Corp. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said Monday the city hopes to purchase Benjamin Franklin Elementary, 600 E. 35th Ave., and transform it into new scattered site housing, similar to […]

Mayor Freeman-Wilson prepares to purchase Benjamin Franklin Elementary property


Gary schools hit the real estate market Lauren Cross lauren.cross@nwi.com, 219-933-3206 Jul 15, 2018 GARY — Vandalism, looting and arson have plagued abandoned Gary public school buildings for years amid dwindling enrollment, towering debt and tax liens on properties that long-tied the hands of district officials. Now, city and school officials hope to soon end that chapter and turn a new page as the beleaguered […]

Gary School Community Corp Places 33 Properties On The Market



Gary schools hit the real estate market Lauren Cross lauren.cross@nwi.com, 219-933-3206 Jul 15, 2018 GARY — Vandalism, looting and arson have plagued abandoned Gary public school buildings for years amid dwindling enrollment, towering debt and tax liens on properties that long-tied the hands of district officials. Now, city and school officials hope to soon end that chapter and turn a new page as the beleaguered […]

Gary School Community Corp places 33 Properties For Sale


Gary mayor eyes improved fee collection to help city’s finances Gregory Tejeda is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune. July 11, 2018 Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson learned that while she was doing research on city fees for a presentation on city finances that she missed one. “My cat isn’t licensed,” she said. “I didn’t know, and I suspect many other people don’t know.” Freeman-Wilson said […]

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson aggressive collections of licensing fees and ...


Abandoned Indiana train station to be revived June 23, 2018 / Gary Indiana Abandoned Gary, Indiana station built in 1910 for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern (LS&MS) and Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) railroads may have a new tenant after sitting empty for more than 50 years. The Decay Devils, an arts collective and urban preservationist group, has secured a $3,500 Efroymson Family Endangered Places […]

Rehabilitation Study for 1910 Gary, Northwest Indiana Railroad Station


Freeman-Wilson said the city isn’t in a financial position to shoulder part of the cost of the air show, the largest event staged in Gary and Northwest Indiana. The air show draws as many as 600,000 spectators to the lakefront to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, and daredevil pilots soar over Lake Michigan by Marquette Park. This […]

2018 Gary Air Show – Cancelled



Genesis Towers senior living complex, one-time Hotel Gary in downtown Gary Indiana, seeks to develop a park across the street at 6th Avenue and Broadway. Jasmine Wright, of Redevelopment VISTA, presented two design ideas for the park on April 4th to the Gary Redevelopment Commission. During Wright’s discussions with the officials at the Genesis Towers is convinced the elderly residents need a safe place nearby […]

Genesis Tower Senior Living Complex Seeks Park


Gary/Chicago International Airport (https://flygyy.com/) is a joint civil-military public airport in Gary, in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is three miles northwest of the city center of Gary, and 25 miles southeast of the Chicago Loop. The Airport Authority Board approved a contract Friday with Burling Builders Inc. for nearly $1.3 million to build a corporate hanger at Gary-Chicago International Airport.  The hanger will be part of the field’s master plan. […]

Gary-Chicago Airport Authority Board approves $1.3M corporate hangar


Lauren Cross lauren.cross@nwi.com, 219-933-3206 / Mar 6, 2018 GARY — Steel City Academy students and parents had one message for City Council members Tuesday night: Maya Energy is not welcome here. Pressure mounted on city officials as more than 160 charter school students descended upon Tuesday night’s City Council meeting at the Genesis Center to protest the city’s refusal to reject Maya Energy’s plans to locate […]

Steel City Academy: No waste facility near our school


Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (West Beach) Junior Ranger Program rated number four in Family Vacation Critic’s 2018 Family-Friendly Beaches. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s West Beach is located at 376 North County Line Road, Gary, IN 46403. The 2018 edition of best beaches for families in the US includes on-site aquariums, thrill rides, children’s festivals, mini-golf along with amenities and features designed specifically for children with special […]

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore West Beach rated fourth in 2018 ...



Residents asked to help map out Gary’s future NWI.COM | Sharon Ross Times correspondent | March 5, 2018 GARY — A community’s comprehensive plan works only if everyone is on board, Gary leaders believe. That’s why they are embracing community input as a new comprehensive plan is drafted for the city. Joseph Van Dyk, the city’s planning and redevelopment executive director, described it as a […]

Gary Indiana Residents to Map Gary’s Future


Indiana 105.5 FM | Posted by Region News Team / Karl Berner | March 1st, 2018 The Legacy Foundation announces the launch today, March 1st of a thirty-day crowdfunding campaign for the Gary Preservation Tour. In summer 2017, organizers say more than five-hundred people participated in a tour of downtown Gary to learn about the city’s history. The tour, officials say, also opened nine architecturally […]

Funds Being Raised for 2018 Gary Preservation Tour


Contributed By: The 411 Weekly News Magazine Bedford Park steel processor likes Buffington Harbor for new service center Alliance Steel LLC, of Bedford Park, Illinois is negotiating an agreement with the City of Gary to purchase land in the Buffington Harbor area to construct a steel processing service center. “We see Gary as our future,” Andy Gross, Alliance president said at the February 21 Gary […]

Alliance Steel sees Gary as its future


February 23, 2018 The Gary/Chicago International Airport will be closing its main runway in mid-April for 21 days for rehabilitation work to replace the runway’s asphalt surface with concrete. The airport’s second runway will remain open. The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority was awarded a $7.9 million contract on Friday for a runway rehabilitation project that will rebuild more than 4,000 feet of the main runway […]

Gary/Chicago International Airport closes main runway for construction