Breaking New Ground: Mishawaka – The Mill at Ironworks Plaza


If it feels like you’re reading one of these groundbreaking posts every week – well…you kind of are. We just finished a whirlwind 3.5 weeks at F&C, where we broke ground on three brand new projects in a very short span of time. But the planning, preparation and execution of these events is worth it when you see and hear the excitement from the city officials and local residents who are looking forward to these projects completing and become part of the fabric of their downtowns.

Yesterday, it was Mishawaka’s turn, as we broke ground with the City, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and Regional Development Authority (RDA) on The Mill at Ironworks Plaza.

You can read the official press release HERE.

But really, the story is much more about the passion the folks in Mishawaka have for this project – and particularly, this site on Front Street near the St. Joseph River, the exact spot the city was founded on in 1833. Pretty incredible fact!

“Mishawaka’s growth has always been tied to this location,” said Mayor David Wood at the event. “It is the heart of this city. What a great way to kick off the start of Mishawaka’s future!”

Elaine Bedel, President of the IEDC, and John DeSalle, of RDA, both spoke passionately about the investment made in the City, and in Northern Indiana Cities. You can feel in the tone of their voices how important this project is.

Another aspect of The Mill that stood out to our team – The Maker’s Room amenity that lead developer Brian Prince spoke in-depth about. It’s a space where residents can tinker, create freely and store their tools and items they’d normally keep in the garage. This is the first project we’re incorporated this amenity and we’re excited to get residents feedback.

Additionally, the project will boast Stacked Pickle as an anchor tenant, and we were pleased to have former Indianapolis Colts linebacker and Stacked Pickle owner Gary Brackett on-hand for yesterday’s event.

If you ever want to follow our events live, check out the F&C Twitter page HERE. Welcome to the F&C family, Mishawaka and The Mill at Ironworks Plaza!

Breaking New Ground – Stonewater at the Riverwalk in Elkhart

This week, F&C descended on Elkhart to break ground on Stonewater at the Riverwalk, a $32 million mixed-use development of luxury apartments and retail located in downtown Elkhart at the site of the former Elkhart Foundry. And our crew couldn’t have been happier with the excitement surrounding the project.

Stonewater at The Riverwalk will consist of 205 luxury market rate apartment homes and 6,300 square feet of retail space. Comprised of studios, one and two-bedroom apartment homes, the development will boast the finest amenities in the Elkhart market.

“We are very excited to partner with the City of Elkhart on this new mixed-use development, which we believe will be the destination for luxury urban living in Elkhart,” says Brian Prince, lead developer for Flaherty & Collins Properties.

Residents will enjoy over 6,800 square feet of amenities, including an amenity courtyard featuring fire pits, bar, lounge areas, grilling station and saltwater pool with a large wet deck. Additionally, the project includes a coffee lounge, conference room, pet wash, fireplace lounge, community demonstration kitchen, bike storage and repair, plus a gaming and study lounge. A 24-hour fitness center featuring Fitness onDemand® will be available for residents as well as concierge services.

In a release prior to the event, City of Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese talked about what a boon the project will be for the Elkhart.

“In addition to business attraction and retention, housing is an important component of the city’s economic development strategy,” said Mayor Neese. “Without adequate housing, the population of our city increases daily and declines in the evening, as employees return to their homes in adjacent communities and spend their hard-earned money dining and shopping elsewhere. The addition of 205 downtown units in Elkhart will help to capture a portion of that population, resulting in new income, property and sales tax revenue. We hope that this will be a catalyst for future development projects citywide and will welcome more people to live and invest in the city of Elkhart.”

Apartments will include cultured marble vanity tops with integral sinks, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, undermount faucets and sinks, as well as LED lighting in entries, kitchens and bathrooms.

Project partners include CSO Architects, American Structurepoint (Civil Engineer) and Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve, Inc. (Structural Engineer). Financing provided by First Source Bank. Flaherty & Collins Construction is the general contractor.

The project, at 237,337 square feet, plans to be completed by the Spring of 2019.

Far Eastside (Indianapolis) Community Anti-Violence & Safety Day

Flaherty & Collins Properties was proud to be a part of and sponsor the Far Eastside (Indianapolis) Community Anti-Violence & Safety Day on Saturday, August 26.

The event, held at Amber Woods, had a great turnout for a wonderful cause! Thank you to all those who took the time to volunteer and support this event.









The Arbuckle Breaks Ground in Brownsburg

BROWNSBURG, IN – Flaherty & Collins Properties has officially broken ground of The Arbuckle, a $40 million mixed-use, luxury residential apartment development at Arbuckle Park in downtown Brownsburg. In a ceremony held Wednesday, August 23, members of the Brownsburg Town Council, the Redevelopment Commission and Flaherty & Collins Properties came together to officially turn dirt on the new project.

The Arbuckle will consist of 208 luxury market rate apartment homes. Comprised of studios, one and two-bedroom apartment homes, the development will boast the finest amenities in the Brownsburg market.

“We are overjoyed that F&C has chosen to be a part of our community and our town of Brownsburg,” says Grant Kleinhenz, Town Manager of Brownsburg. “This public-private partnership will transform North Green Street into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly economic center and a more welcoming downtown. This is only the beginning.”

“This development will help take Brownsburg to a whole new level,” added David Flaherty, CEO of Flaherty & Collins Properties. “We wouldn’t be here if Brownsburg hadn’t been investing so greatly into its community. This vision of a walkable, bikable, connected society is what we’ve had, and today you see that vision coming to fruition.”

Residents will enjoy nearly 7,000 square feet of amenities, including a courtyard with fire pits, bar area, grilling station and saltwater pool with a large wet deck. Paved terraces will also be present throughout the property. Interior features include a coffee lounge, fireplace lounge, conference room, pet wash, bike storage and community demonstration kitchen. A gaming and study lounge will also be available to residents looking to relax and unwind. A 24-hour Fitness Center featuring Fitness onDemand® will be featured on the main ground floor, and the project will feature a guest suite.

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It’s in the Bag: F&C Team Members Partake in Fundraising Event for Boys & Girls Club

Last week, several of our team members traveled up to Noblesville, IN for The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville’s 2nd annual Cornhole Tournament!

The event was held in anticipation for The Club’s upcoming school year, raising awareness and funds towards the development of its members. Serving youth from kindergarten to 12th grade, the BGCN provides positive and engaging programs that enrich the lives of over 2,000 members. Because of events like the cornhole tournament, no child was turned away because they could not pay the membership fee.

Over 30 teams showed up to play at BGCN’s 2nd annual Cornhole Tournament. The event was a double-elimination tournament with winners and a non-winners bracket.  All proceeds benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville.

Flaherty & Collins Properties sent five (5) teams to the tournament, and only one team made it to the quarterfinals—but everyone played valiantly and still had a blast!


Team Hotdog Water, Josh Marsh and Brian Outlaw, F&C’s best performing team of the day!

We’re looking forward to next year’s tournament, for sure! For more information in how you can get involved with The Boys and Girls Club, check out their website here.