Note the College Bound Sign, and the 4x8 marqui announcing it being rehabbed by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr as part of his college bound initiative bring people to Hammond?
This house is fire damaged just three houses west of the first property pictured above, three
houses away from McDermott's rehab project.
This house is boarded up just two houses west of the first property pictured above, two houses
away from McDermott's rehab project. I am not sure if anyone does or does not live in it.
Now I gotta laud Tom on his planning ( or compliment the ineptitude of his underlings). These three properties are on Hoffman St, I believe @ Towle.
Note the first picture has a College Bound sign on the front lawn, along with a 4 x 8 sign marketing the plan that this property will be rehabbed-sponsored by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. Now I am all for revitalizing neighborhoods.
Now the other two pictures are of two adjacent properties to the west. Both are boarded up, the one on the corner has been a victim of a fire.
Now who in the hell is going to buy a property, rehabbed or not next to at least one fire damaged house with no movement on it and the possibility of another property boarded up two houses away. Isn't that a waste of resources? Yes, I am going to buy a house where two other properties are boarded up and one of which is a victim of a fire!
Looks very much like Gary to me and micmicing the though process associated with what brought Gary down the tubes.
I wonder who the contractor is on this? A friend, a political contributor? Just asking Tom.