New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Significant Progress Being Made on the Mishawaka Fieldhouse

Mishawaka Fieldhouse on schedule to change the athletic and economic landscape locally (msn.com)

“Two massive buildings can be seen rising from a field near Veterans Parkway for the Mishawaka Fieldhouse, a regional sports complex that is expected to change the athletic and economic landscape for the area near Juday Creek north of Douglas Road.”

“Leaders involved with the $38 million, 230,000-square-foot project say construction is either on or ahead of schedule for an expected June or July opening date. The facility will have 10 multi-use indoor courts for basketball or volleyball, two turf fields, a cadre of pickleball courts, and all the training and athletic support needed to bring 30-40 tournaments to the area.”

Mishawaka, long known for its retail presence, has emerged as a regional business services and medical care center. Mishawaka’s growth, economic impact and quality of life will be enhanced by adding this major youth sports destination.

City of Mishawaka and Visit South Bend Mishawaka leaders have been working with Card and Associates since 2018.  We are pleased to report that we worked through the funding, planning and partnership dynamics.  A separate tax increment finance district, one million dollars a year pledge from the St. Joseph County Hotel/Motel Tax and 5.25 million dollars in READI funds from the State of Indiana are fundamental to this project.

Mayor Dave Wood stated that, “As a result of the new, major youth Athletic Center, what is important to the City of Mishawaka is the tens of thousands of visitors that will be coming from outside the area that will be a significant benefit to our many hotels, businesses, and restaurants in Mishawaka and the greater region.”

Visit South Bend Mishawaka is extremely confident this facility will generate increased tourism.  Hotel occupancy will be positively impacted throughout the year to supplement seasonal peaks.  “The Mishawaka Fieldhouse will have an immediate positive impact upon opening not only for the residents of Mishawaka, but for the entire St. Joseph County community. From providing a local attraction for all to enjoy to welcoming tens of thousands to Mishawaka each year, the Mishawaka Fieldhouse will be an important asset and robust contributor to the economic vitality of our area.”

“Card & Associates is excited to see the progress and be an integral part of the Mishawaka and South Bend community to add a vital sports asset,” says Andy Card, Card & Associates CEO.  “This Fieldhouse will add to the area ongoing transformation as it continues becoming a vibrant and welcoming destination.”

The indoor multi-sport component will be completed in construction’s first phase.  The project includes a 220,000 square foot building that houses ten multipurpose courts, two turf fields, concessions, support, bleachers and medical tenant space.   The current construction schedule anticipates grand opening in the third quarter of 2024.

 

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