MISHAWAKA, IN - Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman included a Sterling property visit as part of her Hoosier crossroads tour. She was in South Bend recently at Heritage Place at LaSalle Square, Sterling’s new senior living facility being built on the west side utilizing federal tax credits administered by the state housing authority.
“This project is a win on so many fronts,” said Skillman. “It's a win for seniors, it's a win for the community, and it’s certainly a win for this neighborhood that will spur a lot more new development to come.”
The Sterling Group, along with its partner, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, was on hand to greet the Lieutenant Governor and show her the new community that will cater to individuals 55 and older when it opens its doors in late summer.
Heritage Place at LaSalle Square is located on a 2.54-acre parcel at 3224 Ardmore Trail, immediately east of the LaSalle branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library. Estimated at $7.5 million, this project consists of a four-story building featuring 72 apartment homes consisting of 28 one-bedroom apartment homes (675 sq. ft.) and 44 two-bedroom apartment homes (875 sq. ft.).
Homes at LaSalle Square will be available to individuals with an income at or below 30, 40, 50 and 60 percent of the Area Median Income.
LaSalle Square is being constructed to achieve a Silver National Green Building Standard Designation. Each home will include Energy Star dishwashers, refrigerators and ceiling fans, high-speed Internet access, emergency pull-cords or call buttons and an intercom system. Other Energy Star features will include heating and air conditioning, windows and roofing products.
Community features will include a laundry facility, exercise room, beauty salon, community room, library, and garden area for the residents’ use.
Memorial Hospital’s division of Community Health Enhancement will provide residential programming, coordinate social services and monthly activities, as well as help residents become engaged in community or volunteer work. REAL Services will provide two meals per day and coordinate in-home services, while other services will come from organizations that include AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist, the LaSalle branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library, Bendix Family Physicians, and Unity Gardens.
Memorial Hospital & Health System is a community-owned, not-for-profit corporation based in South Bend, Indiana. It is governed by volunteer representatives of the community guided by a mission to improve the quality of life for the people of our community. Services include inpatient care in the licensed 526-bed Memorial Hospital, outpatient care, primary physician care, urgent care, home care and educational programs for adults and children."
Sterling Construction Corporation is a company of The Sterling Group, Inc., which has also built various other housing communities across the Midwest and Southeast. Sterling Construction has been focused on constructing housing communities since 1983, and is currently expanding across the country, seeking additional general contracting opportunities.
The Sterling Group, founded in 1976, develops, constructs, acquires and manages investment quality real estate, specializing in multifamily apartment homes, senior communities, student housing and storage facilities.