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12 condominiums spread over two buildings will sit between the St. Joseph and Elkhart rivers come next fall.

ELKHART — Construction of high-end condominiums on the former Alick’s lot on Jackson Boulevard will begin next month, developers have announced.

Portage Place Development said they will begin construction in September on the renamed 900 JCKSN condominium development formerly known as Portage Place, located at 900 Jackson Blvd., on a narrow piece of land between the St. Joseph and Elkhart rivers. Construction should take 11 months, with “designer-ready” units available to owners by Aug. 31, 2021.

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(7) comments

fire111

Boy Joe! You are right on top of the reason the builders were chosen. A better fit. On going tax revenue to be used by City government. The City government owns dozens and dozens of fallow properties. These properties are a liability. An estimate by the boater people of revenue isn't a factual entity! But property tax is! And the playing on taxpayers hearts about ANOTHER sport for high school athletics....ridiculous. Talk about "good old boys" concept! WoW! Talk about another possible tax revenue gobbler! A rowing team. I think the taxpayers are paying through the nose for school expenses. Most school sports are dependent on football and basketball revenues. Lately soccer has made some gains.

Joe King

So if I promise 100k in tax revenue and will build 21 units...But came back later and sad I need another $350k to build because I didn't do my do diligence to build those 21 units....later, I only build 12 and $50k in tax revenue comes in...And that $350k needed for the 21 units, I kept the whole amount to help fund it even though I only built 12 units....is that fraud? The crew team would have been a great addition to the school system, The crew house could have brought out of state teams and universities to practice and compete....providing revenue for hotels, restaurants, stores, etc. And, the public would have had another access and green space.. It would have benefited the taxpayers, shop owners, hotel owners, restaurant owners, etc...instead...it benefits 12 units... and a few builders that got rich off the back of taxpayers handouts..

MakesPerfectSense

Every single article it's you two... just kiss already.

fire111

Smoochie Smoochie!!

Joe King

Curious, the developers asked for more money ($350,000) to help build foundation supports (helical piers) for the 21 unit....now that the number is cut nearly in half to 12 units, does that mean they only need ($175,000) to help build it? I hope the city took that into consideration....otherwise, it's time for a new board that looks out for the taxpayers and not the few big spenders.... Seems only fair? They are reducing their size of scope, the city should reduce money to help fund the project...This is so wrong, in so many levels...I hope the mayor gets new board members....they should be ashamed of their lack of accountability to the taxpayers..

fire111

Certainly looks like the new mayor has appointed his people to not only the Plan Commission but also the Redevelopment Commission! But time will tell! And with a preceding article from the rower people statements , it appears they have found another site. Good for them! Hopefully the boaters will find a way to finance their sport! But I kind of look at this condo deal as as a bird in hand. Not two in the bush. I like the idea of tax money coming in. Not estimates from some float boaters telling us a boat house could bring in lots of moolah!

Joe King

they promised the city with tax revenue and gave specific numbers (ranges)...that could have been the reason they were selected....now, that revenue promise has shrunken....I wonder if the developers will make up that difference then what sid it would draw? Good 'ol Elkhart Boys club....another Mad Anthony's in the making....I am waiting for them to complain about the river....perhaps they want the city to lower the level or they will walk away...

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