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232 new apartments possibly coming to Mishawaka

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — More than 230 apartments could be coming to Mishawaka soon. 

Maryland-based Saxon Partners received the green light from the Mishawaka Plan Commission on Tuesday to move forward with its site plan for a 232 unit apartment complex. The developer group has been approved for 400 units, but for phase one they are focusing on building up three five-story buildings with a leasing or community center. 

Gary Warfel with Saxon Partners said the apartments are perfect for medical professionals and millennials. The new complex would be yards away from the Mishawaka Medical Center near Holy Cross Parkway. 

“Our research has indicated that healthcare is growing,” Warfel said. “What we’re seeing is that as medical centers grow, the number of younger professionals, millennial professionals coming into the medical care system is relatively significant.”

According to Warfel, the new apartments would be not limited to just medical profession and millennials, anyone would be able to move in. 

Warfel said rent will match the market price for the following types of housing: studio and one bedroom apartments. 

Matthew Lentsch, the Mishawka Plan Commission president, said he wasn’t sure off the top of his head how many housing development projects are in the works in Mishawaka. However, he said the commission loves the type of development Saxon Partners is looking to bring to the Princess City. 

“We want people to come here to live and we want to have all kinds of buildings but you have to have places for people to come and live,” Lentsch said. 

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