Hometown Developer Revitalizes Downtown South Bend
SOUTH BEND, IND. -- A young entrepeneur and South Bend native is trying to show Indiana residents what downtown South Bend has to offer. He is currently finishing his third set of luxury town homes in the area and they are already sold out.
When Dave Matthews finished college at Purdue, he had one goal in mind, to come home to South Bend and help revitalize the downtown area.
"At least three of the tables at the time were all occupied by folks that i had built homes for and now were living two blocks away", said Matthews.
But this has not been an easy feat for Matthews.
"I looked at this same land but i couldn't make anything pencil out or work financially", said Matthews.
Thanks to a public private partnership between Matthews and the city of South Bend. The development of the town homes got the green light the city incentivized home ownership by reducing the land cost and these luxurious town homes were built. But Matthews is not stopping there.
"We have ten new ones going up on Niles Avenue over by the Emporium restaurant", said Matthews
He plans on changing the way people view downtown South Bend one block at a time.