A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in South Bend Thursday for an old apartment building that got a face lift.
The LaSalle Commons on the city’s near west side held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to honor the opening of the renovated apartments.
There are 16 apartments in the building including four large studio style apartments.
Mayor Buttigieg is proud to say that the half-million dollar project didn't cost tax payers any money.
“With abandoned and vacant properties we would rather see them fixed up then torn down that's exactly what happened with this property,” he said. “It was a historic structure that was in terrible shape, close to downtown really affecting the neighborhood and we got private investments to bring it back to life.”
Here is a cool fact: the building was originally built by the Studebaker family to help veterans returning from World War I.