Welcome to Lawrence CDC!

Our goal is to serve Lawrence, to move the community forward. Please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

We serve the City of Lawrence, Indiana and Lawrence Township through redevelopment projects and other initiatives that encourage economic development and improved quality of life.  We are a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, and we are grateful for donations to fund our general operating costs and programs.  Please use the “Donate” button below.

(Also, you can buy seats for the Lawrence Community Dinner and Awards using the donate button.  Just note what it’s for in the checkout process.)

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5th Annual Community Dinner and Awards–October 19th!

Thanks to all who supported and attended the Dinner and Awards!  We’ll see you next year!

2017 Lawrence Community Dinner and Awards

Q&A Regarding Lawrence CDC

For answers to FAQ about Lawrence CDC, see below.
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Maude Building to be Redeveloped



See the details at https://lawrencecdc.wordpress.com/maude-building-lawton-loop/ or click the “Maude Building–Lawton Loop” link above.

Meet the Staff

Chris Barnett joined Lawrence CDC as Executive Director on March 1, 2012.

Chris brings experience in community development and planning as a professional and as a volunteer.   Previously, he worked for Near North Development Corporation in Indianapolis as economic development coordinator.  Before NNDC, he owned, operated, and managed a number of small businesses.

In his free time, Chris has served on various neighborhood, city, and national boards.  He currently serves on the steering committee of the Reconnecting to Our Waterways initiative, and on the boards of Marion County Wellfield Education Corp. and The Groundwater Foundation.


Habitat for Humanity–Lawrence 2015

Construction has started on the third of three houses developed by Lawrence CDC and built by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis on Vernon Avenue, where earlier this year a vacant, abandoned, and blighted house was torn down.

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2014 Building Project

Lawrence CDC is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis to build new homes in Lawrence in 2014 and 2015.

Between August and October 2014, Habitat’s volunteers, staff, and key contractors have built two new homes on vacant lots on Vernon Avenue where a dilapidated home was demolished several years ago.

We’re grateful for the support of the City of Lawrence and Lawrence Utilities.

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