GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE LASALLE APARTMENTS IN SOUTH BEND, IN

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FOR THE LASALLE APARTMENTS IN SOUTH BEND, IN                                 

 

RealAmerica Companies celebrated the Grand Opening for the new The LaSalle Apartments and Commercial space at 237 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN, on March 22, 2017.

 

Ronda Weybright, CEO/President of RealAmerica, kicked off the ceremony by talking about what a labor of love this project has been for her. “The opportunity to transport The LaSalle building back to its former grandeur while supporting the city’s endeavor to bring new housing to South Bend’s downtown has been a labor of joy,” said Ronda Weybright.

 

Following Ronda’s opening remarks were 5 honored guests each with their own positive remarks about the project: David Findlay, President/CEO of Lake City Bank, Timothy Schlichte, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer of Lake City Bank, Elicia Feasel, Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County, Brain Spaulding, district Director for US House Representative Jacki Walorski and Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

 

The LaSalle Apartments is a beautifully restored 9 story brick building, completed by RealAmerica Companies, that originally was constructed as a luxury hotel in 1921. RealAmerica’s renovation of the building entails 8400 sq. ft. of commercial space on the ground floor, while accommodating 67 upscale market rate 1 and 2 bedroom apartments on floors 2 through 9. The building is a rousing example of Georgian Revival architecture and reminds us of South Bend’s gilded age of industrial wealth. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Indiana Register of Historic Sites and Structures, and holds a landmark designation by the St. Joseph County Historic Preservation Commission. Residents will enjoy the nostalgia of the by-gone era that the building showcases while living with the modern conveniences of today’s living standards. The apartments boast scenic views of the city skyline, St Joseph River and University of Notre Dame’s Golden Dome. Applications are currently being accepted for both commercial and residential spaces.

 

The process of bringing this building back to life while keeping its historic significance in full view has been a challenge that we feel at RealAmerica we understood the importance of. We were spurred on by the community’s enthusiasm for this project and it inspired us to great measures. Our hope is that you can see this while touring the building,” said Ronda Weybright.

 

 

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