Northwest Indiana's Griffith redevelopment program boosts homebuyer interest

  • Griffith, Indiana, is a small town 35 miles from the Loop which overcame economic problems to revitalize its downtown.
  • Town officials used money from a railroad settlement to add quality-of-life enhancements.
  • Downtown business interior and exterior renovation funding was a big driver of the improved business climate.

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A small northwest Indiana town, just 35 miles from the Loop, has successfully reinvented itself into a hip spot that’s top of the list for nearby first-time homebuyers. Griffith redevelopment program includes facade upgrades, installed benches, bike paths and more.