(La Porte, IN) - Delays in shipping raw materials and other goods nationwide are being felt locally.
For example, the construction of the resort-type apartments overlooking Clear Lake in La Porte has slowed down.
Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, said materials needed for building the 200 or so apartments at New Porte Landing are not coming in as fast as they were previously. As a result, the first apartments expected to be made available for occupancy in December, perhaps, won’t be ready now until late winter or early spring.
“They’ve had some pretty significant delays with getting materials on site. They’re not terribly far behind but it is delayed from where they had hoped to be at this point,” Cook said.
Experts said much of the problem experienced nationwide has to do with supply chains disrupted by COVID-19 trying to get back on track.
The apartments will include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a swimming pool, and bicycle storage. The one and two-bedroom units will be offered to renters at anywhere from $900 to $1,500 a month.
Flaherty & Collins Properties out of Indianapolis, which has similar developments at over 100 locations nationwide, is investing $35 million in the project.