7th Annual Dinner and Awards October 24!

For table purchases or event sponsorships, please contact Chris Barnett.

To purchase seats, scroll down to the “DONATE” button in the Welcome Post below and confirm with email how many dinner seats you’re paying for (and any additional amount you want to donate).  It’s simple!


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Welcome to Lawrence CDC!

Our goal is to move the community forward, primarily through housing and neighborhood commercial opportunities. Please contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

We serve the City of Lawrence, Indiana, Lawrence Township, and a portion of Warren Township through redevelopment projects and other initiatives that encourage housing and 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 include the note “Dinner Tickets” as a memo in the checkout process.)

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Meet the Staff

Chris Barnett joined Lawrence CDC as Executive Director in 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 and prior to that he owned, operated, and managed a number of small businesses.

In his free time, Chris has served on various neighborhood, city, and national boards.  His professional and volunteer activities reflect a personal dedication to a vibrant and growing community: one with thriving neighborhood/local businesses; affordable, safe rental housing and homeownership; clean drinking water; healthy food; and beautiful parks, trails, waterways and greenways for all.


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.

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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