Portage’s 15-acre residential community, The Promenade at Founders Square, has taken steps to rise above average living and create the ultimate atmosphere for their tenants and community members of Portage.
The Promenade is currently in the last phase of construction of the ninth and final building, which will soon be completed. The community features 304 residential units and 10,200 square feet of commercial space. Commercial businesses are located on the ground floor of Buildings 1 through 4.
As for the residential side, with 18 different floor plans for studios and one-to-three-bedroom apartments, there is sure space to accommodate anyone interested.
The Promenade is proud to be an energy-efficient community with all units containing Energy Star rated appliances including washer/dryers, refrigerator/freezers, ice makers, electric stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, and garbage disposals. In addition, the community uses LED light bulbs throughout.
All of the apartments are up to date with modern ideals and designs, such as open-concept living, modern cabinetry, and luxurious granite countertops. For security purposes, many entrances have video monitoring.
One of the best parts? Location. The Promenade offers immediate access to Hannah’s Hope Playground and Founders Square Park, which includes a splash pad and amphitheater that holds live music and movies on the weekends.
The community amenities include a 24-hour clubhouse/lounge, fitness center with Wi-Fi access and outdoor pool that was just completed this summer. The pet-friendly community welcomes both dogs and cats with a two-pet limit and residents are welcome to let their pets enjoy the pet-run located near the pool.
For those with electric cars, there’s even a convenient electric charging station. If you are a traveler or commute to the Chicago area, the Promenade is only two miles away from the I-80/90 Toll Road entrance/exit.
Kennita Williams, The Promenade’s Property Manager with Holladay Properties, explained how the Promenade at Founders Square has something to offer for all walks of life.
“The Promenade is an experience. It has something to offer for everyone,” Williams said. “We are conveniently located near everything, not far from restaurants, and close to the expressway for those who may work in downtown Chicago.”
Williams explained that the commercial space is already occupied.
“The commercial end houses Three’s Kompany Hair Design, Big Time Burgers + Brew, and the Portage Chamber of Commerce,” Williams said. “Hot Sauce Pizza will be opening soon right next to our Leasing Office, and there will be a dentist’s office in Building 1.”
Since there is so much on site available, residents can conveniently spend a night on the town right outside their front door.
“What we are doing is merging community and, essentially, making community. It’s the first of its kind in Northwest Indiana. It’s starting to make Portage have a distinct downtown, which is what we need,” Williams said. “I’ve been a resident since 2008, so it’s been exciting to be a part of this growth.”
The Promenade at Founders Square is a development of South Bend-based Holladay Properties, a fully integrated commercial real estate with a local office here in Portage. Holladay Construction Group, a full service construction management and design/build firm, is the general contractor for the project.