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Welcome to the City of Evansville Indiana, Department of Metropolitan Development.

Department of Metropolitan Development
306 Civic Center Complex
One N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Phone: (812) 436-7823
FAX: (812) 436-7809

2012 Meeting Dates for various boards

Link to: The Arena Project

History
DMD was initially created in 1975, for the purpose of administrating the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the City of Evansville. In the ensuing years, the duties of the Department have been expanded to include a broader range of responsibilities. While the administration of the CDBG program is still a major function of Metropolitan Development, its scope has expanded into the operation of a number of programs utilizing resources that relate to community and economic development.

Mission
To encourage, stimulate and participate in community development, economic development, neighborhood stabilization and neighborhood revitalization in the City of Evansville.

Administration
Administers the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, HOME Investment Partnership and other various federal and state grants which benefit low to moderate income people; initiates activities to strengthen, revitalize and stabilize the City's targeted neighborhoods; coordinates economic development activities, including business recruitment, expansion and retention.

Redevelopment
Provides staff support assisting the Evansville Redevelopment Commission in the coordination and execution of redevelopment or economic development activities. See this link for active CITY districts: http://www.vanderburghassessor.org/map/default.html

Historic Preservation Service
Provides services to develop and expand preservation activities through public awareness and education; conducts Section 106 reviews and National Register nominations.

Last updated date: 7/27/2012 11:27:52 AM