Come home to Highland!
During my tenure as Redevelopment Director for the town, I have been blessed to see Highland grow, experiencing a renaissance that competes with the town’s explosive growth during the decades following World War II.
We are a community with great curb appeal and an even bigger heart. Highland’s great neighborhoods are filled with affordable, as well as high-end housing; its commercial corridors are lined with a mix of national chains and long-established stand alones. The light industrial park is perpetually full.
We believe in economic redevelopment in Highland, taking what exists, seeing how it is working and what we can do to help it work better.
From establishing the Riverfront Development District and successfully lobbying the state for reasonably priced liquor licenses helping quality restaurant start-ups locate in Highland to our facade improvement and Main Street programs that help business owners spruce up their storefronts and revitalize downtown, Highland is a town on the move.
During the mortgage crisis, Highland had one of the lowest foreclosure rates in the region. Our local economy began recovering midway through the recession, long before others.
Town leaders have created corridors that are primed for economic redevelopment and are looking at innovative programs to combine smaller lots along the retail corridors to create opportunities in line with the needs of today’s merchants. Their efforts have been noticed. Our downtown boasts an 86 percent occupancy rate. Vacant storefronts are also rare along the companion retail corridors, which criss-cross Highland from border to border.
If you haven’t been to Highland lately, take a virtual tour on our website. If you live nearby, take a drive through town. See what we have to offer.
Director of Redevelopment
From the desk of Cecile Petro!
EMAIL ME AT ...
Town Municipal Building
3333 Ridge Road
Highland, IN 46322
Director of Development
(219) 972-7598 office
(219) 972-5097 fax
Redevelopment Director Cecile Petro addresses the community during a recent meeting about preserving the historic Town Theatre. Click here to learn more.
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Highland kiosks offer marketing opportunities in the downtown and bike path areas. Kiosk panels are available to businesses, organizations and non-profits for lease, which start at $50 per month.