Five-Story Office Building Proposed for DTSB

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
A brand new $9 million office building may be in the works for a vacant site at Main and Jefferson in downtown South Bend. Elkhart-based Hansell River Park Leasing Corp. is working with Great Lakes Capital to develop the five-story building. Plans show retail and restaurants on the first floor, office space on floors two through five with the top floor more»

Ameriplex 80/90 Focuses on Logistics Growth

Published Monday, November 27, 2017
The ongoing development of the Portage Prairie Business Park has focused on a specific sector: logistics and distribution. Located on the east side of U.S. 31 and also known as Ameriplex at Interstate 80/90, the park is only two miles north of Interstate 80/90. With two FedEx facilities, ChasePlastics, Pepsi and Hubbel-Raco already at the park, developed more»

SF Motors Acquires AM General Auto Assembly Plant to Build Electric Cars

Published Friday, November 3, 2017
SF Motors, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle (EV) company, today announced that the acquisition of AM General's commercial assembly plant ("CAP") has closed. SF Motors, which is the only EV company to establish its own U.S. and Chinese manufacturing capabilities, will use the plant for upcoming North American EV production as part of its global strategy to more»

South Bend Area Cost of Living Among Lowest in the Nation

Published Thursday, October 26, 2017
The South Bend Region and the State of Indiana scored well in a recent report from about the cities with the lowest cost of living in America. Fort Wayne was tops in the country, Evansville second and the South Bend Region third. Indianapolis also made the list, coming in at #18. The site bases the rankings on factors including consumer price more»

New Mixed-Use Development Proposed Near US 933 Notre Dame Entrance

Published Thursday, October 26, 2017
A new 25-acre mixed-used development of offices, retail shops, townhouses and apartments might be built at the northeast corner of Indiana 933 and Douglas Road, on University of Notre Dame property near the entrance to the Indiana Toll Road. Preliminary renderings for the project show commercial offices at that corner, with retail shops further within the more»

Transformation of Former Studebaker Complex Takes Important Next Step

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4The revitalization of the former Studebaker complex and the development of the Renaissance District took an important step forward this week (October 24) as developer Kevin Smith welcomed three organizations to the former Studebaker 112 Building this week. A ribbon cutting was held October 24 welcoming: CupPrint is a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant more»

Tri-Pac Chooses South Bend as Its New Home

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
Vandalia, Michigan-based Tri-Pac Inc. has announced plan to relocate to Kenmore Street in South Bend. Tri-Pac contracts with manufacturers of liquid cosmetics and chemicals, such as aerosol cans, to fill and package custom orders. Initial estimates have 40 employees moving from the Michigan site and an additional 20 employees being added. CEO Vikram Shaw more»

Buttigieg Calls for Additional Study on South Shore Project

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to explore alternatives to the South Shore Line’s plans to cut a new route through the Ardmore neighborhood, displacing up to 40 households, in order to shave time from the Chicago-to-South Bend trip, he announced Wednesday, September 27. “We owe it to the public to make sure we look hard at each option before we more»