IronWorks of Mishawaka is a distinctive newcomer among the city’s ever-growing potpourri of retail and residential developments. This eclectic acreage balances space, light, form and function in its design, and compliments work with play in its unique features. Located in the heart of the city’s past and designed to reflect its future, IronWorks of Mishawaka is a downtown redevelopment unlike any ever undertaken anywhere in the country. Being built along the beautiful St. Joseph River, IronWorks of Mishawaka puts neighbor back in neighborhood, with amenities designed for socializing including shops, trendy restaurants and casual pubs, seasonal produce markets, walking paths, concert venues, art fairs and more.
The story of IronWorks of Mishawaka begins at the banks of the St. Joseph River. It is here where the city of Mishawaka (originally called Saint Joseph Ironworks) began and it is here that a new downtown has been born. Rippling out from the shores of the river, one can begin to see the new downtown center evolve through embracing the river front with businesses and residences by connecting walkways, the three mile looped riverwalk and raceways surrounding the beautiful design award winning Beutter Park, Kamm Island Park, and connecting to the city’s oldest park, Battell Park. Expanding on the city’s words, IronWorks is a development that connects the City’s history to its future.
The construction of the downtown development has just begun, starting with residential town homes with our first residents living in the downtown the spring of 2008. The building located at 112 IronWorks Avenue is the first mixed use building of the development incorporating a restaurant space with outdoor dining within the gardens of Beutter Park and office spaces overlooking the parks and river corridor. The building’s design is intended to engage the person with the outdoor environment. Future buildings will be coming soon, for available space and locations, please contact our office at your convenience.
If the desire is to open a unique neighborhood restaurant, the liquor license for locations within IronWorks and surrounding areas of the downtown riverfront is approximately $1000 per year and takes approximately 90 days to acquire.
IronWorks is a unique development of our region, for it to be successful takes others in the community to partner with us to make it successful.