Redevelopment Commission

Redevelopment Commission Purpose

The Redevelopment Commissions encourages the renovation of downtown commercial buildings with matching funds from their Facade and Signage Grant program. Restaurants are attracted to the downtown Lakefront District with low cost liquor licenses from the Riverfront Liquor License program.


  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Third Monday of Every Month
  • Hobart City Hall
    Council Chambers
    414 Main Street
    Second Floor
    Hobart, IN 46342

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. An Agenda Request Form must be submitted to the Redevelopment Department at City Hall no less than 10 days prior to the meeting date to be included on the meeting agenda.

Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes


The Redevelopment Commission is a five-member body, with three members appointed by the mayor and two by the City Council.

  • Carla Houck, President
  • Shawn Kelly, Vice President
  • Marsha Plesac, Secretary
  • Matt Claussen, Member
  • Pam Broadaway, Member
  • Judy Dunlap, Non-voting Member, Merrillville Community School Corporation School Board Representative

Oversight & Activities

The Redevelopment Commission (RDC) oversees activity and projects in three areas of Hobart. The first is the State Road 130 Industrial and Greater Downtown Redevelopment Area, and the second is the 61st Avenue and State Road 51 Economic Development Area. The newest is the US 30 and 69th Avenue Economic Development Area.

Guided by the plans adopted for each area, the commission promotes job growth and investment and funds capital improvements. Taxes generated from new development are collected annually and are used to service debt from bonds issued or to pay for projects directly. The commission is active in supporting various initiatives in the Lakefront District, Hobart’s downtown.


View the most recent Resolutions adopted by the RDC.

Education & Worker Training Grant Program
The Redevelopment Commission is now accepting Education & Worker Training Grant Applications for the 2021 grant cycle. Completed applications must be submitted before noon on November 2, 2020. Awarded grant recipients must complete and submit Quarterly Grant Reports and a Reimbursement Request Form.