Typical ignorant response about Woodmar. The developer is not the city of Hammond just as the development on 41 in Schererville is not Schererville's. Why no comment on that developer.
....and the de rigueur deflection by an administration toady. I've no doubt the developer is a hack--but his Hellenic last name probably bought him a great deal of credibility in the Land of the Greek Mafia. The bigger problem is that Hammond has absolutely nothing that will attract anything besides nail salons, fly-by-night dealers in gold jewelry, Planned Parenthood clinics, and tobacco shops. The whole idea that that place could be redeveloped as even a mid-level strip mall was ludicrous. As for Schereville, the last thing Schererville/Merrillville needs is one more cheap collection of mediocre retailers.