Officials in East Chicago are preparing to bring new life to the former DuPont industrial site. Karen Lauerman, chief executive officer of the Lake County Economic Alliance, tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana, ground will be broken soon on a spec building that will be one of several new developments in the city.
The publication reports East Chicago Gateway Partners are currently working on a nearly $27 million environmental remediation effort at the more than 400-acre site. Plans call for the site, located on the city’s south side, to serve as a future logistics center.
“Gateway Partners fully intend to put a shovel into the ground at some point in early 2021 to start construction on the spec building for prosperity,” Lauerman said.
Additionally, Lauerman says work is also continuing on the redevelopment of a site on the city’s east side. She tells The Times a national developer is set to begin construction on a spec building on the property, which has been vacant since the city demolished a warehouse that had fallen into disrepair.
You can read the full story on redevelopment efforts throughout East Chicago from The Times of Northwest Indiana by clicking here.