Community Development
The Community Development department seeks to collaborate with governmental, not-for-profits, businesses, and community groups for the collective betterment of our community. The department functions in collaboration with the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation on business retention and attraction activities, while coordinating tax and utility incentives. It also assists businesses and companies on utility-related issues and acts as the City’s liaison to the Redevelopment Commission and Downtown Business Association. Furthermore, the department is tasked with managing large municipal projects.

Preliminary evaluation for Wells & Son Metal Recycling aka Cardinal Grain Property

Columbia City Neighborhood Beautification Partnership 2019

Facade Grant Program (pdf)

Residential Façade Loan Program

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Applications (pdf)

 Chip Hill
Community Development Director
chill@columbiacity.net
260-248-5114