LOGAN Center to open accessible, "green" home in South Bend

The LOGAN Center is opening a new "green" home that builders say goes far beyond just being eco-friendly.

The project was a partnership between the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization, South Bend Heritage Foundation, the city of South Bend and LOGAN.

The four bedroom, two bath home, constructed by Place Builders, features triple-pane windows and tight insulation; plus its fully-accessible for those with disabilities, including wider entry doors, emergency lighting, and a roll-in shower.

“We really wanted it to fit into the neighborhood, sort of this 1920’s bungalow neighborhood” said South Bend Heritage Foundation architect Pat Lynch. “But at the same time we had to make sure we really provided the accessibility features, the ADA features, and still keep the house looking like a traditional home. And then on top of that all of the energy features we talk about are seamlessly blended in.”

“Our philosophy at LOGAN is to do everything we can to give people with disabilities an opportunity to be integrated into a community setting and this is one way we do that partnering with local community organizations,” said Clint Bolser, president and CEO of LOGAN Community Resources.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg assisted with the ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon. It is located in the 1200-block of Campeau Street.

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