Commercial & Industrial Areas
Local Business Areas
Ranging from a 200-acre business park to the historic downtown, Hobart offers a choice of locations to prospective businesses. Featured are six major commercial and industrial areas.
US 30 Commercial Corridor: Anchored by Northwest Indiana’s premier shopping center, Westfield Southlake Shopping Mall, the US 30 commercial corridor extends from west to east along Hobart’s southern boundary. National retailers and restaurant chains as well as hotels are located within the corridor (http://www.westfield.com/southlake/).
State Road 130 Industrial Area
With easy access to I-80/94 to the north, this area is home to several of Hobart’s oldest industries such as Area Sheet Metal and Midwest Service Center. State Road 130 is a direct connection to Valparaiso and Porter County to the east. The Norfolk Southern railroad runs parallel to the south of State Road 130.
NorthWind Crossings Business Industrial Park
NorthWind Crossings houses Lake County’s only State certified Shovel Ready sites (http://www.in.gov/ocra/2622.htm). This special status granted by the State of Indiana means expedited permitting for development projects which will save you time and money. The 200 acre park has immediate highway access at the 61st Avenue interchange and excellent visibility from I-65.
For information about NorthWind, please browse the brochures provided below.
- NorthWind Crossings Benefits
- NorthWind Crossings Build-to-Suits
- NorthWind Crossings Location
- NorthWind Crossings Overview
For information about Becknell, the developer of NorthWind Crossings park, please view our overview pamphlet.
37th Avenue Commercial Corridor
Stretching across Hobart’s northern boundary along 37th Avenue is a variety of commercial activity. Two major shopping plazas are at the east end with light industry at the west. The Roadway was improved with multiple lanes for ease of turning into the businesses located along this corridor.
61st Avenue Medical/Commercial Corridor
Known for its health care excellence, Hobart’s St. Mary Medical center attracts patrons from several counties.
(http://www.comhs.org/stmary/) Also within the vicinity of the hospital and along State Road 51 is the Barrington Ridge Commercial Center plus available land for future office or medical development. Civil Engineering Firm Butler Fairman & Seufert (BF&S) has completed a Southwest Development Area Traffic Study for the City of Hobart.
Hobart’s historic downtown is within the city’s Lakefront District. Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake George are shops, restaurants, and civic buildings. Recreational trails abound for hikers and bikers. Fishing and boating are enjoyed on Lake George by visitors and residents. The Lakefront District is home to many special events and the Summer Market.