Plans go ahead for a new 106-unit apartment building in downtown Mishawaka
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) – New details on Mishawaka’s latest apartment development that aims to increase the number of residents who call the city center home.
Front Street Apartments is set to bring approximately 106 niche units to the Beutter Park area.
First it was the River Rock Apartments, then the Mill, and now Front Street Apartments.
This development will follow the trend set by its neighbors in hopes of keeping young professionals in Mishawaka.
“We think why not Mishawaka. We want the opportunity to compete for people to live here and we want their experience here to be great,” said Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood.
Front Street Apartments builds on the success of other nearby residential options like Mill and River Rock Apartments.
“When people thought no one was going to move into the factory because they couldn’t afford it, here the factory is not just full, it filled up immediately. 30% came from out of state. 80% came from Mishawaka. You can’t even get a spot there until August or after,” Wood said.
Mayor Wood says the development adds another important element to the complex around Mishawaka’s high-demand downtown waterfront, which is expected to be more economical than its neighbors.
“This will provide an opportunity for those who still want the experience and still want similar amenities – a very high quality product – but may not have the budget to get into a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment. “Wood said.
When completed, Front Street Apartments will have approximately 106 units, the majority of which will be studios.
They will also offer one-bedroom and two-bedroom buildings.
In addition to its proximity to downtown businesses, green spaces and city services, future residents will be able to socialize on the building’s rooftop terrace.
There will also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor to accommodate new businesses.
“It will appeal to young people, maybe fresh out of college who are just entering the workforce and maybe coming out on their own after dorm life or after living with their parents. What better environment to live in than downtown Mishawaka,” Wood said.
Construction will likely take an entire year and is expected to begin this fall.
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