River Rock Complex takes first steps

What shall become the River Rock Complex took its first steps with the demolition of the old 4-unit apartment building located at 126 Mishawaka Ave in Mishawaka.  In its place will be a 79 apartment mixed-use development project with ground floor retail, parking and courtyard.  The expectation is that retail space will be ready to be delivered to tenants for build out late in 2015.

The location is yet another improvement to the downtown Mishawaka river area which has included town-homes and the Iron Works Project.

I have included the before, current and future look of the site.  The future is a dramatic change and one that should bring lots of interest.  For information on leasing the retail space, visit my company website,


126 Mish N view before



Emporium Bldg-Niles Ave South Bend

Pictured here is a portion of the newly restored brick exterior of the Emporium Building in South Bend.  Local developer Dave Matthews purchased the building back in 2013 and recently began removing the paint from the exterior.  Matthews will continue to remove the paint from the Niles Avenue side of the building improving the look and further enhancing the feel of the local neighborhood.  The brick on the river side of the building is too soft to withstand the paint removal process, says Matthews, so that side will remain as is.

The East Bank Village continues to see improvements and developments.  Jefferson Blvd improvements were recently completed which includes sidewalks, bike lanes and curbside landscaping.  New residential units are breaking ground and others planned near the river at the former Transpo site.  I would expect that we will continue to see new developments announced for the area in the near future.