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Resort Type Living Nears Completion

(La Porte, IN) - Resort-type apartments in La Porte will start being occupied soon.


Just under 200 upscale apartments featuring things like a swimming pool and bicycle storage are going up across from Clear Lake. About 70 of the apartments in one nearly completed building are expected to have tenants beginning in about two weeks.


Two other structures containing another 130 units at the site are expected to be available for rent in the fall, said Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership.


Cook said the development is in response to greater demand locally, regionally, and nationwide for a more upscale and maintenance-free lifestyle.


“The single-family home, maybe in the ’70s and ’80s, was almost everybody’s desire. Times have changed. People really like that style of living,” Cook said.

The $30 million project is expected to generate a noticeable increase in economic activity for the downtown and surrounding area.


The developer, Flaherty & Collins Properties, out of Indianapolis, is considering adding three more resort-type apartment buildings on an adjacent property based on demand. Cook says the number of applicants for the apartments has exceeded the number of available apartments.

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