Plymouth Redevelopment Commission Gets Update on Rees Theater Project

Phase 1 of the Rees Theater project is complete. Randy Danielson gave the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission an update on the work done Tuesday night.

“In two weeks, we will reach our first anniversary of having the building moved over to a not-for-profit,” explained Danielson. “That first phase has allowed us to do the façade work, the masonry work that needed done, a dangerous masonry portion on LaPorte Street was taken care of as well, and the marquee was fixed and repaired so it is part of the community again.”

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Culver Officials Break Ground on Housing Project

Culver town officials, county representatives, Housing Developer Kevin Berger, and other dignitaries helped break ground on the Sand Hill Farm workforce housing development in Culver Wednesday afternoon.

The housing development includes 24 apartments that will feature affordable one, two and three bedroom units at 540 W. Jefferson Street with hopes of the project complete in 2018. Elkay, one of Culver’s largest employers, will provide the cabinetry for the units in an extensive project partnership. Continue reading

Officials Break Ground for Manufacturing Center in Argos

Local and county officials, Marshall County Economic Development Corporation representatives, engineers and other project partners helped break ground for construction of a manufacturing facility in Argos.

The building will be the first on a new 80-acre industrial park on Dewey Street in Argos. Right now the space looks like an empty corn field, but that empty ground will be filled with the sight of an expanding economy and jobs. Continue reading

Groundbreaking Scheduled for Manufacturing Center in Argos

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 7 for the construction of a 50,000 square foot manufacturing center in Argos.

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Jerry Chavez says the building will be built within Argos’ 75 acre industrial park. The building will be expandable up to 300,000 square feet and will have access to high speed fiber.

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Town of Bremen Awarded Regional Cities Funds

The Town of Bremen is the recipient of some Regional Cities money to aid in a housing project in town.

Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation notified the town that an $80,000 award will assist the developer to help keep a housing project going. The developer bought approximately 14 acres on the southeast edge of town to build condos, villas and homes on 55 lots. There are about five lots that are already occupied with developments with a small home, duplexes and a villa.

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Town of Culver Awarded Grant Funds

Culver Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe announced Tuesday night that the town is the recipient of $270,000 in Regional Cities grant funds.

The council plans to use that grant money toward solving a lack of housing for potential residents of Culver. The plan is to build the Sandhill Farms workforce development housing facility on Jefferson Street. The building would include 24 apartments with one, two or three bedroom units. The town will fund infrastructure to the proposed housing development which includes water and sewer lines and sidewalks.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Housing Project in Plymouth

Dignitaries from the City of Plymouth and the Marshall County areas of economic development and government welcomed the start of a new housing project in Plymouth on Tuesday morning.

The River Gate South housing project broke ground yesterday. At the corner of Michigan Street and Lake Avenue, three apartment buildings will be built. The east and west buildings will have 15 apartments consisting of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The center building will have nine condos with two and three bedroom units. Ground level parking will be available under each building as well as an outdoor lot. Continue reading

Gov. Pence Signs Regional Cities Bill During Goshen Appearance

Indiana Governor Mike Pence gifts signing pen to State Senator Jim Arnold following Regional Cities bill signing
Indiana Governor Mike Pence gifts signing pen to State Senator Jim Arnold following Regional Cities bill signing

Governor Mike Pence appeared in Goshen on Wednesday to ceremonially sign legislation that looks to boost Northern Indiana’s quality of place.

The Regional Cities program – which is funded through Tax Amnesty dollars – is designed to partner public and private investment, and lead to projects that dramatically improve an area’s quality of place.
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Regional Cities Funding Clears Statehouse Hurdle

news-2Regional Cities funding was finalized as the clock was ticking at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday night.

There were suspicions that Regional Cities funding may not have sufficient votes for passage out of committee after the Indiana Economic Development Corporations’ Regional Cities Task Force recommended awarding Tax Amnesty funds to three regions of the state instead of two.
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