The City of Crown Point offers unique opportunities for commercial growth. With the completion of the new interchange at 109th Avenue and Interstate 65, the city has a new gateway. This new interchange also transforms the city into an unparalleled commercial, retail and residential destination in the region.

Even before the completion of the interchange, people were discovering just how special our city is. From 2008 to the fall of 2011, 372 new homes were built in Crown Point. That’s $120 million worth of new residential construction in our city, despite the recession.

Crown Point is increasingly being recognized the city as a vibrant and growing community. The Times has named our community Best Place to Live in Northwest Indiana for two years running, and the city was chosen as a “Hidden Gem” by the television program “Today in America.”

On the commercial front, results have been equally impressive. Despite the economic downturn, since 2008 the City of Crown Point has seen more than $130 million of new commercial growth. In 2011, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored two Crown Point-based businesses among the 43 statewide companies recognized as “2011 Companies to Watch.”

There are two major commercial districts in our city, the Main Street Corridor and the I-65 Broadway Corridor. By demonstrating a business-friendly environment, the city has encouraged new growth in these areas and around the city.

Planning for growth is a vital component as well. With the sale of the Breyfogle Parcel, the city has returned this land, purchased with city dollars in 2007, to the tax rolls, increased commercial growth in the proper areas, and secured funds for the construction of the Crown Point Sportsplex, which will drive future business and economic development.