Commercial Development

Commercial Development focusing on creating and supporting opportunities for local business initiatives to thrive and prosper in our neighborhood.



Tlaolli: 2830 E Washington Street. Opened in June 2013, this family-run restaurant serves carryout and catered Mexican cuisine. Located adjacent to the East Washington Branch Library. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11-6.

“If the little lavender house at 2830 E. Washington St. catches your eye, do yourself a favor and stop in. Because inside you’ll find tamales and other Mexican fare made a little more healthful by Tlaolli owner Carlos Hutchinson…[he] has a deft hand with spices, and credits his daughter the chef with helping him hone his cooking skills. He’ll tell you that his food is simply home-style fare and that he wants you to feel at home in his little tamale shop. And that’s exactly why we liked it.” The Indianapolis Star


2834 E Washington Street: This one-of-a-kind mixed-use building features two walk-up apartments, a commercial storefront, and warehouse studio spaces. Home to Pia Urban Cafe & Market, and Cat Head Press:  Printshop and Artist Cooperative.

“As I let the bright, festive colors of the décor wash over me, murals of Puerto Rican streets and a metal, tree-like sculpture situated in the center of the café catch my eye.

This place has a story, I think to myself.”No Mean City


201 Studios: This industrial reuse at 201 S Rural Street into a multi-tenant building is home to several locally-owned businesses including Farm 360, Hoosier Popcorn, and Osborn Design + Craft.

“The future has arrived.
That’s the overwhelming takeaway from the news [Farm 360] is transforming a derelict 61,000-square-foot warehouse on South Rural St. into a large-scale hydroponic farm…

This feels like it could be an agricultural game-changer. Urban markets that have relied on long distance shipping for produce from the other side of the country will soon be able to count on a variety of quality products from the other side of town” – David Hoppe, Nuvo

IndianaCityWEB Facade Improvement Grants: Englewood CDC manages a matching facade grant program from LISC Indianapolis, which provides matching grants to property owners willing to renovate the street-front exteriors of their structures. For more information, contact Joe Bowling at 317.639.1541.