Porter Business Park is continuing on a 14,000 sq. ft. retail strip building
owned by Janis Development. Next up will be a groundbreaking for a 100,000
sq. ft. assisted living and memory care facility.
Patty Stovall and Pat Kleihege of St. Andrews Development on Wednesday
announced more details regarding plans for Journey Senior Living of
Valparaiso that is slated for construction in the last quarter of 2016.
zoning for the facility was approved by Porter County last spring. The site
is now zoned Institutional adjacent to the Office and Technology zone in the
central area of Porter Business Park, located immediately west of the Porter
Regional Hospital property at U.S. 6 and Ind. 49 in Liberty Twp.
“We have had people
ask us what we are doing and things are now starting to develop,” said
Living is being developed by the Argent Group of Chicago. Operating will be
Journey Senior Living, LLC of Bourbonnais, Ill. which is also opening a
senior community in Merrillville this year.
The project is out
for bid with Madison Construction and plans include a total of 100 units
with 76 dedicated to assisted living and 24 dedicated to memory care.
Stovall said more
details will be given closer to the start of construction.
timeframe for construction is 12 to 18 months, Kleihege said.
This will be the
second groundbreaking for the business park which has 68 acres of
construction was kicked off for Janis Development’s retail building. Right
now, the building’s foundation is in and walls are going up this week,
Kleighe said. There will be space for eight units and two tenants are
planning to move in by the end of the year, Stovall added.
Stovall also said a
national brand restaurant with a drive thru is to start construction
“sometime in the near future” at the corner of the main drive and U.S. 6.
She said developers are not yet ready to reveal the identity of the
restaurant chain, but expect to soon.
Kleihege said there
is demand by hospital workers and visitors for a restaurant since the
closest places to eat are either in Chesterton or Valparaiso.