The Reserve Adds to the 2,000 New Residential Spaces Coming to the Region

Published Sunday, June 18, 2017
The sun beat down on a recent weekday as crews worked to level 29 acres of land at the southwest corner of Fir Road and the Indiana Toll Road for The Reserve, a new 390-unit luxury apartment complex. Watermark Residential, a developer out of Indianapolis, announced the project in September, when it filed to annex the property into the city of Mishawaka and more»

Regional Cities Initiative: 2017 Funds May be Available for Additional Projects, Open Through Mid-July

Published Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Last fall, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) allocated Regional Cities funding to a portfolio of projects, each of which is strongly aligned with our region's goal of creating and sustaining Smart Connected Communities. The eighteen projects selected to receive an allocation from the RDA must have final submissions and full more»

Additional Funding May be Coming for More Rail Access

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
St. Joseph County is being asked to fund $43 million worth of passenger rail improvements on the South Shore Line. Now a new study suggests public spending on the freight side of things might be warranted. Of all the businesses that look at St. Joseph County as a possible place to locate, about 28% want access to rail. "We have the three major more»

Study Underway for Rail-Served Industrial Property Opportunities

Published Thursday, May 25, 2017
St. Joseph County officials and the South Bend Region Economic Development team are partnering on a new Rail Study to identify opportunities to develop rail-served industrial properties. The plan is the culmination of an effort that involves stakeholders from every jurisdiction in the county, the railroads, and a number of private-sector partners. The more»

$3.5M Indoor Farming Facility Coming in June

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The construction of an indoor farming operation in inner-city South Bend could begin next month. City officials expressed a willingness Tuesday to buy into the proposed $3.5 million dollar project—but not sight unseen. “We’d like to at least get a visual on what those look like before we put our dollars and investment. We hope it more»

South Bend Region to Host Indiana Vision 2025

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Initiatives to enhance regional economic development and quality of place must be accompanied by a similar statewide effort. That's what is taking place through the Indiana Chamber-led Indiana Vision 2025 plan - first released in 2012 and updated in 2016. The Indiana Chamber has been presenting regional forums related to Indiana Vision 2025 throughout the more»

Food Trucks Making Impact in DTSB

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
Perhaps the idling food truck scene in South Bend is ready to shift into gear. Since the city enacted an ordinance in September 2015 to guide food trucks, only one has made downtown an everyday destination: the Grateful Green, which isn’t operating this year. Cool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant has been coming from Michigan City on Tuesdays for about a more»

New Life for Old Studebaker Guardhouse

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
A local developer plans to breathe new life into an old Studebaker building — one brick at a time. The Redevelopment Commission agreed Thursday to transfer the old Studebaker guardhouse to RDistrict One LLC, a partnership between Kevin Smith, owner of Union Station Technology Center, and Paul Kite, a developer out of Indianapolis. The partnership is more»