Indiana Enterprise Center
The Indiana Enterprise Center (IEC) is located east of the Town of New Carlisle and west of the City of South Bend in northwestern St. Joseph County. The Core Development Area for the IEC, generally centered between US Highway 20 and State Road 2, is 7,200 acres and already has over 2,000 acres of development with a variety of tenants like American Electric Power, Air Gas, Carris Reels, Edcoat, Five Star Sheet, Gavilon Grain, Helena Chemical, I/N Tek and I/N Kote, Just Packaging, Navistar, R&L Carriers, Red Hen Turf Farm, St. Joseph Energy Center, Smith Ready Mix, and Unifrax. The Core Development Area is served by water (Town of New Carlisle), sewer (City of South Bend), natural gas (NIPSCO) and electric (I&M). In 2020, the park will be fully wired with dark fiber and be serviced by ChoiceLight. There are two class one rail roads (Canadian National and Norfolk Southern) and one short line rail road (Chicago South Shore) that have the ability to service this site. The site is located on or near major transportation corridors (I-80/90, US 31, State Road 2, US 20, I-94) and is on a heavy haul route (State Road 2) that connects to the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor. The IEC is within 7 miles of South Bend International Airport.
Indiana Enterprise Center - Area Management Plan (Draft)
As part of the planning process for the IEC, St. Joseph County and its team of consultants thoroughly studied the area existing conditions within the 7,200-acre Indiana Enterprise Center area to mitigate the impacts of future development, while still allowing for area farmers to benefit from prospective land interests, should they choose to reposition their properties, as has been done for more than 2,000-acres within the plan area. These studies were further developed with an eye on balancing proposed industrial development with existing agricultural uses, conservationism and quality of life enhancements that make the Indiana Enterprise Center a 21st Century Park.
St. Joseph County, in an effort to produce an area management plan that focuses on structured and sustainable development for western St. Joseph County, kindly requests public comment of the proposed plan draft appended hereto.
St. Joseph County has developed key questions to better understand community desires and expected outcomes. The draft plan is a flexible and editable document that has been written by experts in their fields. However, additional public comments and input is needed to ensure we address concerns and incorporate opportunities. These public comments will be instrumental in focusing the plan towards community desires, while providing necessary input to create an effective implementation strategy.
Each chapter section is available for review and download. For each section, there are specific questions that are included in an attempt to direct discussion to make the public process efficient and engaging. Should you have additional input, we welcome other constructive and appropriate ideas for this exciting plan.
Hard copies of the plan and comment sheets are available for review at the following locations:
- Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Growth (11th Floor), County-City Building, 227 West Jefferson Blvd., South Bend
- New Carlisle Town Hall, 124 E Michigan St, New Carlisle
- New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library, 408 Bray St, New Carlisle
- Zahl’s Elevator and Feed Mill, 301 E Michigan St, New Carlisle
All comments received will be compiled and a report will be published at the conclusion of the public comment period. In the event that the comment relates to a specific section of the plan, a note will be added to the comments report that shows where the information is in the plan, how the comment can be addressed with additional language added to the plan, or if the comment relates to items outside of the scope of the area management plan. Additionally, all plan changes that are made as a result of the public comments or from general review will also be compiled and a report will be published at the conclusion of the public comment period.
The comment period has been extended to close on April 27, 2020.
|Bill Schalliol, Esq.|
Ex. Director of Economic Development
227 W Jefferson Blvd., Ste 1140
South Bend, IN 46601
P (574) 235-9812
|Jessica Clark, P.E.|
227 W Jefferson Blvd, Ste 740
South Bend, IN 46601
P (574) 235-9626
|Eric V. Neagu, P.E., LEED AP, AICP|
P (773) 403-5137