Loans approved to expand Elkhart's River District

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ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - The third and final anchor project spurring Elkhart's River District revitalization has taken a major step forward.

The Elkhart Common Council has approved Mayor Tim Neese's request for an economic development loan to support the $34 million mixed-use neighborhood.

The developer, Great Lakes Capital, has proposed repurposing the site with a new Martin's Super Market, complemented by 154 residential units. That will connect Jackson Boulevard to the Elkhart River.

Council members approved two separate loans, totaling more than $8 million dollars.