Carmel Central City Core Redevelopment: An Interim Evaluation of Process & Outcomes

Services: Data analysis, Economic valuation, Program evaluation, Analytical studies

Research Areas: Tax & Finance, Economic Development

In 2014, the City of Carmel engaged the IU Public Policy Institute to undertake a case study of the city’s core redevelopment strategies since 1995. Specifically, the Institute was asked to provide the following:

  • An overview of objective measures regarding the redevelopment of City Center and Old Town, examining investments made by the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and identifying the outcomes these investments leveraged.
  • A qualitative assessment and evaluation of the process by which the redevelopment of City Center and Old Town was pursued, examining public data and performing key informant interviews, including proponents and opponents of the redevelopment efforts, to elicit a summary of common themes and perspectives regarding the redevelopment process.
  • Estimates of the outcomes realized, including what might have happened but for the city’s redevelopment efforts, the economic impacts or contributions of various outcomes, and
    other related measures.
  • A brief summary of lessons learned that might be useful to policymakers and/or applicable to other communities considering their own redevelopment efforts.

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Drew Klacik
Karla Camacho-Reyes
John Marron
  • John Marron, AICP
  • Senior Policy Analyst
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