Ground was broken on Tuesday, June 18, for a $40 million mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Elkhart, bringing together the private, public and philanthropic sectors as part of an unprecedented partnership aimed at redeveloping the 105-acre River District.
Led by Great Lakes Capital, the River Point West development will consist of a new 42,000 square foot Martin’s Super Markets store, 6,000 square feet of additional ground floor retail, and 172 high-end apartments along the river.
The development is the third anchor project in the River District, which was commissioned by the City of Elkhart in 2017.
The new Martin’s Super Market will feature the first to offer grilled-to-order burgers in the meat department. The delicatessen will also feature a BBQ station, the fourth store in the company to offer that customer favorite. Seating will be offered in the Side Door Deli , as well as a Starbucks Coffee.
Demolition at the site has already begun, with construction expected to begin shortly after. The development will be completed in phases, with Martin’s and the first building of apartments expected to open spring 2020 and the balance of the development completed by Spring 2021.