First look at The Ivy at Berlin Place apartments at Four Winds Field

Published: Sep. 14, 2018 at 6:06 PM EDT
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Construction on the apartments that sit in the outfield of Four Winds Field is nearly complete, and the units are in high demand. In fact, one building already has a waitlist.

Tenants will be able to move into The Ivy At Berlin Place come November. Units are available as a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom.

"There's nothing like this in South Bend. We have really nice finishes, amenities, top of the line everything," said TWG Property Manager Catherine MacDonald. “There’s just a lot of features in this property that a lot of thought was put into.”

All units are topped off with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and extra insulation.

"We've also been here when there's ballgames going on and you can't hear that either, so you can choose to be a part of the action or away from it," MacDonald said.

Building two is slated to finish first with one, three and four to be completed by the end of the year. Other amenities include a parking lot, covered parking, indoor bicycle storage, coffee bar and state-of-the-art gym.

All residents will have access to the rooftop on building four during events. There is also a rooftop on building two that opened this season for games. Those are seats that would require purchase.

“We like to call this the happiest place in South Bend," said South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart. "During the course of the year with concerts and baseball games and everything else we’ll attract over 400,000 people so it is the place to be, there’s been so much excitement and momentum in Downtown South Bend over the last couple of years that we certainly expect people to want to live here and just be part of the action.”

This new, four building, downtown residential construction is the first of its kind in years as many other living spaces are renovated buildings.

"They're going to be moving into something that is brand new, they're going to be the first ones to get to experience it and I think for us that's another unique thing for this city," Hart said. "We said from day one we want to help be part of the revitalization in South Bend, we've been able to do that with the ballpark and now we want to do it with some living arrangements."

On Friday, we got to tour a one-bedroom called the Sheffield. It is 790 square feet of living space starting at $1,200 a month. Units start at $900 a month and can be upwards of $2,000 for a two-bedroom. The staff believes the wide-open living space can accommodate just about anyone.

“People ask me all the time ‘why would people want to live at the ballpark?’ and a lot of it is you have this great view so you want to be a part of everything, but yet with the units themselves we did extra insulation for sound so when you want quiet time you can still go into your unit," Hart said. "It’s spectacular and we’re proud to be part of it.”

The construction costs upwards of $23 million. Although building two has a waitlist, the others still have availability. There are 121 total units.

The buildings have secured access. Residents will receive a fob to enter their building and access the rooftops.

The complex is pet friendly.