Developers to test soil at former Alick's property

Rendering provided Portage Place Development LLC are planning to build 21 high-end condominiums in the 900 block of East Jackson Boulevard in Elkhart, but a deal has yet to be finalized with the city's Redevelopment Commission. The commission on Tuesday allowed the developers to test the soil on the property. 

ELKHART — The likely developers of the former Alick's property on East Jackson Boulevard have been granted access to the site in order to test if the land is favorable to development.

Portage Place Development LLC's $100,000 bid for the site between the St. Joseph and Elkhart rivers was tentatively approved by the Elkhart Redevelopment Commission in June.

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Joe King

Did Mr. Weaver also say they were going to add a public access area? I mean, the tax payers paid for it

RasmusSJorgensen Staff

He did not. I'm afraid I had to be elsewhere for the previous Redevelopment Commission meeting, but to my knowledge this aspect hasn't been settled yet. It is my understanding that the commission feels pretty strongly about making public access a part of the deal before finalizing.

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