The newest commercial development in downtown Hammond is located at 200 SW Railroad Avenue at the intersection of SW Railroad Avenue and West Morris Avenue. Once completed, the mixed-use facility will include a restaurant, three leasable commercial units, and several second-floor residential apartments. According to discussions with the property manager, Gus O’Krepki, the three commercial spaces facing SW Railroad Avenue will each be 1,000 square feet and will be build-to-suit for potential retail or professional office use. The 4,100 square foot restaurant space faces the intersection of SW Railroad and West Morrison Avenue and will include space on the first and second floors, as well as a balcony overlooking downtown Hammond. The residential units are expected to be some of the nicest in the downtown area with high-quality interior build-out and elevator access. The residential spaces will be available for lease upon completion of the construction. The building is currently in the process of leasing the available spaces to commercial tenants with the hopes of completing construction by Mid-2016.
This portion of the facility will represent the initial development phase for the entire city block, with anticipated future development of similar mixed-use space along West Morris Avenue and eventually, South Oak Street.