Development co. announces plans to build 200-unit apartment complex in NewPorte Landing

A Flaherty & Collins image of the building planned for LaPorte.

An Indianapolis development firm has announced plans for a 200-unity residence building on the shore of Clear Lake in the NewPorte Landing property.

Here is the press release from Flaherty & Collins Properties of Indianapolis:

“Flaherty & Collins Properties has been selected by the City of LaPorte Redevelopment Commission to build a 200-unit multifamily development in the heart of the City’s NewPorte Landing redevelopment project.

“‘We are excited to work with the City of LaPorte on this exciting project in NewPorte Landing,” said Julie Collier, vice president of development and lead project developer for Flaherty & Collins Properties. ‘We believe the location will be fantastic for future residents and the project assists the city in realizing its vision for NewPorte Landing.’

“Flaherty & Collins Properties plans to build two buildings totaling approximately 167,000 square feet and creating 200 new living spaces. The development will occur along the shores of Clear Lake and will provide many unique amenities such as a resort-style pool with wet deck, outdoor courtyard featuring a fire pit and grilling station, a pet wash and bark park, fitness center with Fitness OnDemand technology, and bike storage and repair. Apartments will feature granite countertops, tile backsplashes in the kitchen area, and stainless-steel appliances.

“This development represents a capital investment of more than $30,000,000. The LaPorte Redevelopment Commission is supporting the project with Tax Increment Financing.

“‘I couldn’t be happier we have selected F&C for this project,’ said Mayor Mark Krentz. ‘The city has been focused on the continued development of NewPorte Landing and landing a residential developer as nationally recognized as Flaherty & Collins Properties is a home run.’

“Construction is set to begin next summer with an opening set for late 2020. ‘The timetable for this project fits very well with the work the Redevelopment Commission has been doing in NewPorte Landing. With the opening of the Dunes Event Center, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, we have really gained some ground and are excited to see the continued growth of NewPorte Landing,’ said Redevelopment Commission President Don Berchem.”

To view the release on the Flaherty & Collins website, click on this link:

http://flco.com/news-articles/flaherty-collins-properties-announces-plans-to-build-development-in-newporte-landing/

31 Responses to “Development co. announces plans to build 200-unit apartment complex in NewPorte Landing”

  1. Jeff

    Jul 26. 2018

    Won’t be long and the select few will be the only one’s allowed around the lakes of LaPorte.

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  2. Dick

    Jul 26. 2018

    Jeff, what would you suggest as a solution to allowing everyone to be around the lakes of laporte? Is this building being built on the lake? Maybe we should build a Negative Nancy factory?

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  3. Anon

    Jul 26. 2018

    Maybe don’t build the damn thing right on one of the few places the public can still actually enjoy one of our many lakes. Seriously, who’s going to rent one of those? This seems like left overs from the Milo years. Remember the glorious Newporte Landing?

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  4. tax payer

    Jul 26. 2018

    So much for new businesses coming to laporte, the last place in laporte they build, now there going throw it away, it sucks

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  5. tax payer

    Jul 26. 2018

    Looks looks like we needs some one else in charge of this project, laporte going down in a ball of fire and no one seems to care

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  6. Alice

    Jul 26. 2018

    Let’s REJOICE! Instead of being negative!
    Be happy that La Porte is moving ahead.

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  7. tax payer

    Jul 26. 2018

    Staff what are thinking??? This crazy

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  8. lawman

    Jul 26. 2018

    are they gov’t assist? it came up in a conversation the other day that LaPorte is already 47% rental-good-bad? anyway, the people working at starbucks and dunkin donuts surely won’t be living there!

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    • Just a thought...

      Jul 26. 2018

      I usually don’t comment on WNLP, however, I was actually happy to read that this was happening. This development could potentially be a positive move for our city, especially if it brings more retail and restaurants to our area. These places would be for everyone to enjoy. Other cities have had great success with this type of concept, including South Bend (Eddy Street Commons), Valparaiso, West Lafayette, Fishers, IN, Austin, TX , and many more. Think positive people!

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  9. alk

    Jul 26. 2018

    I, for one, would prefer a negative nancy factory. “Along the Shores” of Clear Lake, this is a bad idea.

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  10. Bring It On

    Jul 26. 2018

    Sounds like good news to me. I don’t exactly see investors lined up to come to LaPorte. Why does everything have to be negative?

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  11. connie

    Jul 27. 2018

    Since we all own a part of the lake, I sure hope the public will still be able to walk around the lake, sit at the lake, watch the geese and the ducks and enjoy the peace and quiet as we do now.

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  12. SuzQuz

    Jul 27. 2018

    I think it sounds wonderful. It will be a nice-looking building and fulfill a need in La Porte. It says there will be a “bark park,” so I am assuming they will allow pets. ?

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  13. Angry Taxpayer

    Jul 27. 2018

    So, instead of businesses, restaurants, and other options for the community to invest in we get an APARTMENT COMPLEX?! The Redevelopment commissioner needs to be correctly renamed to the nondevelopment commission. This is typical of our city officials. Get us on the hook for funding pipe dream projects only to be given far less than what we were promised many years later. Unbelievable, yet I feel stupid for actually believing this would actually turn in to something worthwhile.

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  14. joe

    Jul 27. 2018

    Luckily this development isn’t being targeted for those who are complaining. This area is being targeted for new blood, millennials. Engineers and professionals who work at places like Arconic and Renolit as well as other businesses looking to move to LaPorte. The kind of people who will support new stores and businesses downtown. Hopefully who in turn will want to start a family and remain in our community. This has to be done if new life is going to happen in LaPorte. This community still has a huge amount of lake access and will after this is done, one of the big draws to our area. Change is always a challenge, much harder for some than others. How about a return to basics, if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t. As an over 50 year resident of LaPorte, I’m excited to see what it can become. You look at LaPorte 100 years ago and it was THE place to be. It can be again… if we let it.

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  15. Thomas

    Jul 27. 2018

    HOW can you possibly COMPLAIN about ANY business interests coming to La Porte??? Are you people NUTS??! A new development anchor is launching near the core of town intended to increase habitation AND demand for retail opportunities in a community that is still recovering from the 80’s & all you can think to do is complain. You are probably the same people who are just fine with MalWart as your primary shopping option or are heralding the valiant & miraculous return of the coal industry.
    If you have better ideas to generate interest, residents, businesses, & revenue to LP, jot a bullet list to your mayor or even run for office yourself. Otherwise, either shut it or move to Knox.

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  16. Angry Taxpayer

    Jul 27. 2018

    I will try to keep an open mind about this project, however, how much purchasing power can a group of people renting properties have? Also, how exactly would this be a draw into our downtown? Do people hang out in rental districts anywhere other than college towns? And to Joe who commented about Arconic and other businesses hopefully having employees move in there, that seems pretty far-fetched. Go back to the original articles talking about what we were going to get in this BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. We were promised stores and restaurants, but have really gotten neither. Unless you count Coffeeshops as such. I suppose compared to brownfield, it is a small step in the right direction. But a very small step.

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  17. Anon

    Jul 27. 2018

    Thomas, I am a millennial and choose to live in La Porte for it’s old fashion values because that’s how I was raised. If I wanted the typical millennial stereotype town, I’d move to Valpo or South Bend. La Porte used to be on the track of being the best vintage town in Indiana. Now it’s just another town that doesn’t know what it wants to be. Pretty sure nobody wants any hipster liberal 30 year olds who never want to own property or have families clogging up the beaches. Who else would want to live in a place like that?

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  18. mike

    Jul 28. 2018

    Looks good! I’ve spent a ton of time at fox park, walking, listening to the band and, as long as that area is not impeded upon (don’t think it will be) – I do not understand what the problem is. The western ‘shores’ of the lake is an eyesore anyways.

    And anon, I live here for the same reasons you to. However, I see a little diversity (aka hipster liberals) as a good thing. As much as I love hanging out at the park with my family, I also like a good coffee shop, live music, art, good food etc.- which the hipsters are notorious for supporting/providing. 😉 if it’s gonna happen, let’s hope for the best. Or YOU do something about it.

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  19. Helen

    Jul 29. 2018

    Thomas that was a rude comment. Just because someone doesn’t agree with you is no reason to infer that they are some form of low life. There are pro’s and con’s to any project. I think the problem here is lack of real information about the project which is the fault of the Redevelopment Commission.

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  20. Tim

    Jul 30. 2018

    Any improvement in this town is good. Maybe if a few nice restaurants had moved in first with some shopping opportunity this would be easier to take. Housing is great but those people will need places to eat and shop once they are here. People who live here for to long have had to either go to Michigan City or Valpo to shop and eat, seems like putting the cart in front of the horse. Both of those towns are blowing LP out of the consumer game. Maybe a young guy like Tom Dermody is just what we need, but he will need help from all.

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  21. MCRogers1974

    Jul 30. 2018

    Is this development going to accept Section 8 vouchers? Not sure a development of this size (200 units) could be supported in La Porte without rent subsidies.

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  22. Cindi

    Jul 31. 2018

    I believe the plan for this property, after the brownfield was remediated, was always a “mix” of occupants: retail, residential, offices and recreation…maybe someone from the city offices could clear this question up for you. It seems like the residential component is getting checked off the list!

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  23. Jam

    Jul 31. 2018

    200 unites? Means at least 200+ more cars on our well paved roads, other then that this doesn’t excite me
    Would of rather seen Lapote landing done with shopping centers and great restaurants

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  24. tax payer

    Aug 01. 2018

    Maybe they should build apts. In krogers parking lot, makes about the same sence

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    • PaQua

      Aug 03. 2018

      Lot of complainers but I hope you all realize the 1st floor of this apartment complex will include space for some retail stores which is something we need more of in LaPorte. This isn’t a standard apartment complex we are all use to seeing.

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  25. Tim

    Aug 03. 2018

    People in this town have a right to be skeptical, they have been fed untruths for years whether intentional or not. NewPorte landing, new hospital, intermodal, this new business that new business the list goes on. All the while our sister communites of MC and Valpo are thriving with exactly what this town has been craving for years. So cut the folks some slack because until we see concrete proof it’s another fairy tale.

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  26. alk

    Aug 04. 2018

    Still a bad idea. Was this project also going to include a private boat ramp and docking.? Then, the way it all happened with Pine Lake, these people will want to build “more” and the taxpayers will inevitably have to pay to have the lake pumped because “they” want their water levels livable.

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