Northeast Neighborhood & Eddy Street Corridor

South Bend, Indiana

The Lakota Group prepared a redevelopment plan and design guidelines for a deteriorated, underdeveloped neighborhood located between the University of Notre Dame and downtown South Bend. This effort focused on creating a mixed-use community that includes new single-family homes, row homes, condominiums, apartments, shops, restaurants, and hotels to serve local residents, faculty, students, and visitors. Lakota worked closely with several governmental and non-profit entities to create the future vision of a dynamic neotraditional neighborhood. The guidelines included a range of urban design, landscape, streetscape, and architectural images that illustrated the new development’s desired character. Lakota also assisted the University in finding and recruiting the plan’s master developer. Two phases of the redevelopment plan, the mixed-use Eddy Street Commons and the mixed-income Triangle Neighborhood, have been constructed.

The Northeast Neighborhood Design Guidelines and Master Plan won a Merit Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2013.