South Bend’s Studebaker plant getting $7 million facelift

The Studebaker Factory in South Bend, as it appeared in 1967. ("19670917 08 Studebaker Factory, South Bend, Indiana" by David Wilson, CC BY 2.0)

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.

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1 comment

Thor July 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm

So, half of the funds will come from the U.N. backed Regional Cities…and the other half? That’s tax money being committed from an unelected board. Taxation without representation…but UN approved sustainable development.

Yea! More money going into the bottomless pit of avarice government. They know the best places for our money.


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