A new community center is on the way to South Bend that will benefit area families.
A $40-million grant was given to the Salvation Army to build a Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in South Bend.
The facility will go up at Alonzo Watson Park, at Chapin and Western Avenue.
The state-of-the-art center will have several features including an aquatics center, a gym, a recording studio, and a greenhouse.
Gladys Muhamman, a member on the Salvation Army Board of Directors stated, “It's a great project and it's added value to the neighborhood that we've been renovating and developing over the past few years."
Before the project becomes a reality, the community still needs to raise $10-million, which is their matching share of the endowment.
If all goes as planned construction will begin next spring.