South Bend’s Studebaker plant is getting a facelift.
The north-side of the plant that faces downtown and Four Winds Field will soon get refaced with a new facade featuring reflective glass and either real brick or a brick pattern printed onto the glass to mimic the historic look of the building.
The South Bend Tribune says the project will cost $7 million, with half of the funding coming from Regional Cities funds and the rest from a TIF in the city of South Bend.
The city still has hopes to transform the Ivy Tower and two smaller, two-story buildings on the site into a mixed-use technology center. Work on the smaller buildings is actually almost done, and F-Cubed has already moved into Building 113. Other businesses are slated to move in later this year.
The entire project has a price tag of about $150 million and could take 10 years to complete.