South Bend: Random Development & News

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South Bend announces nearly $1B investment in downtown growth

Downtown South Bend will see around $1 billion over the next few years for new housing, retail, restaurants, and opportunities for employment.

Mayor James Mueller says that South Bend has served a proud history and is looking forward to a bright future, especially in the heart of South Bend.

"We are here to dream big and here to dream together," Mayor Mueller says.

A formal plan for downtown South Bend was announced Tuesday morning at the St. Joe County Public Library.

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Notre Dame buys former South Bend Tribune offices

The University of Notre Dame has acquired the former South Bend Tribune offices, signaling another key investment in downtown South Bend.

Notre Dame officials announced in a news release Tuesday that the university had acquired a portion of the building which aligns with the institution's goals laid out in a 2023 strategic framework document.

In it, officials write that "for Notre Dame to thrive, the South Bend region must also prosper."

A university spokesperson declined to comment on how much Notre Dame spent in purchasing its portion of the building or about how much it plans to invest in the offices which, in its oldest portion, dates back to the 1920s.

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GrandView development in Granger expanding again

The GrandView development in Granger is expected to grow again.

Our partners at Fox Michiana reported that Great Lakes Capital, the developer for GrandView Flats and Townhomes, is expected to move forward soon with the next phase of development at the growing intersection of State Road 23 and Gumwood Road.

Great Lakes Capital initiated the first phase of its GrandView development, a $100 million investment bringing more than 200 units to a 46-acre site at Gumwood and Cleveland Road, in 2015.

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South Bend City Church making progress in Tribune building renovations

As the attention of developers and city officials shifts downtown, South Bend City Church is nearing completion of the first phase of its Tribune Project, a multimillion-dollar renovation of the former South Bend Tribune printing plant at LaSalle Avenue and Lafayette Boulevard.

South Bend City Church purchased the space from former South Bend Tribune owner Schurz Communications last year after learning they wouldn't have the option to renew their lease in the former Studebaker Building 84 further south on Lafayette.

Lead Pastor Jason Miller said both spaces match the church's desire to be a part of the redemption of old spaces.

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