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!