In Valparaiso, the city held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for two projects in the downtown area, a multi-use development complex called The Linc and the Lincoln Highway Garage. The city says the project will add apartments, retail, and parking, and replace aging underground infrastructure. The combined $54.4 million development is located on the north side of Lincolnway at Morgan Boulevard. The construction of the garage is expected to be complete by the end of 2024 and the Linc is slated to open winter 2024. The city says The Linc and the Lincoln Highway Garage have both been designed to fit with Valparaiso’s historic character and architecture.
“The Linc turns the lights on for this part of downtown, extending the success story that is Valparaiso’s downtown,” said Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We are eager to welcome new residents, new businesses, and new opportunities to downtown. Together, we continue to create a downtown that defines our community.”
Developed by Carmel, Indiana-based HighGround, the Linc includes three four-story buildings with apartment homes on the top floors and commercial suites on the ground floor facing Lincolnway. “We are so impressed with Valpo’s downtown district. The community’s leadership and investment have made it one of the best downtowns in the state. We are excited to have the opportunity to add The Linc to the vibrancy of downtown,” said Tom Dickey, President of HighGround.
Future residents at The Linc will find studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, gourmet kitchens, in-unit washer and dryers, and balconies with downtown views. Planned amenities for the new community includes a contemporary resident lounge with game room and kitchen, exterior patios with seating areas and grilling stations, courtyard areas with activities for residents, a pet park, a fitness center, indoor bike storage and a pet washing station.
Complementing The Linc is the Lincoln Highway Garage, a 362-space parking garage located at the northeast corner of Lincolnway and Morgan Boulevard. Constructed by Tonn and Blank Construction, LLC, the garage will support parking for The Linc and surrounding businesses and neighborhoods.
Future resident and business tenants of The Linc are encouraged to join the interest list at www.TheLincValpo.com or follow the community’s progress on Facebook and Instagram at @TheLincValpo.
“A thriving downtown is a key component to the City of Valparaiso’s long-term sustainability and prosperity. We’re excited about these new opportunities, increasing housing and opportunity to succeed for local residents and businesses,” said Murphy. “The nature of this development will complement the direction of our downtown and offer the amenities so many are seeking in Valparaiso,” he said.