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Work Begins on 14 Story Hotel/Condo Development

(Michigan City, IN) - Work has begun on what’s expected to be part of the major transformation of Michigan City, as reports indicate NIPSCO has been out relocating utilities to make way for the construction of a 14-story development.  


The $280 million project, set to be along U.S. 12 next to City Hall, will contain two hotels along with condos, townhomes, upscale restaurants, retail shops, bars, and a rooftop pool providing views of Lake Michigan. The goal is to make Michigan City as popular as New Buffalo among visitors and second homeowners.


Officials say there will be close to 300 permanent jobs at the high-rise facility, with the hotels projected to house an estimated 100,000 visitors a year taking advantage of attractions like Mount Baldy, Washington Park Beach, the Indiana Dunes National Park, and the Blue Chip Casino.


Last week, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a 12-story apartment tower, located beside the new South Shore Railroad commuter line train station at Franklin and 11th Streets. Quicker travel to and from Chicago via the nearly completed double track from Michigan City to Gary is the incentive for new developments because of an influx of visitors and residents anticipated as a result of the rail travel upgrades.

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