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.

(You can also buy tickets to our Community Dinner and Awards using this button.)

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3rd Annual Community Dinner and Awards

We enjoyed the opportunity to share our story with so many people, and we are grateful for the support of our Sponsors:

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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 Almost Complete!

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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Maude Building to be Redeveloped



Lawrence CDC is proud to announce that it will partner with principals of Meyer Najem Construction to redevelop the Maude Building on Lawton Loop at Fort Harrison as market-rate apartments.  This development has received commitments of financial support from Fort Harrison Reuse Authority, Indiana Landmarks, and LISC-Indianapolis.  Originally, the building (and five others like it) served as barracks for enlisted men at Fort Harrison.

The building is named for Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, an Indianapolis native who spent part of his Army career at the Fort.  He was the highest-ranking military officer killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.  We are humbled and proud that we have the opportunity to restore a building named for this Hoosier hero.


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Q&A Regarding Lawton Loop Redevelopment

Recently, Lawrence CDC held a neighborhood meeting to discuss redevelopment potential for vacant and blighted buildings on the former Fort Benjamin Harrison at Lawton Loop East.  The following “FAQ” presents facts and certain conclusions drawn by Lawrence CDC pertaining to the topic.  Many of these topics were originally discussed at the neighborhood meeting in brief form and have been expanded and clarified here. Read more of this post


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