City of South Bend accepting proposals for Lafayette Building in downtown

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The City of South Bend is now accepting proposals for the purchase and revitalization of the Lafayette Building in downtown.

The building is South Bend's first commercial office building and reflects the turn of the century Neo-Classical style.

The city acquired the building in 2018 and since then, crews have worked to make the building operational.

After undergoing a roof replacement, exterior brick rehabilitation, and more, the building is now ready to be occupied and transformed by a developer.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 18, the public is invited to a Pre-Submittal tour of the building.

Requests for Proposals can be filled out online and must be submitted by 9 a.m. on January 26, 2023.

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