Erin Blasko | August 26
The University of Notre Dame will host a groundbreaking at 5 p.m. Monday (Aug. 26) for the new Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC).
Located just south of Notre Dame, the RCLC is a learning center and gathering place for Northeast Neighborhood residents, offering educational programming for youth and adults as well as classes, clubs and lectures for seniors.
The center hosts Take Ten, a youth violence prevention program, and the Robinson Shakespeare Company, an award-winning theater and outreach program for area youth.
Scheduled for completion in 2020, the new 12,600-square-foot center, featuring new and expanded learning and gathering spaces, was designed by Alliance Architects of South Bend with input from RCLC youth, staff and neighbors.
Financed with support from multiple sources, including Kite Realty and the Judd Leighton Foundation, the new facility will replace the existing 7,500-square-foot RCLC, which opened across the street in a former shopping center at 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend, in 2001.
That location, north of Corby Boulevard, is slated for redevelopment as part of Eddy Street Commons, a mixed-use development along Eddy Street south of campus that features apartments, condos, townhomes and hotels, as well as 178,500 square feet of office, restaurant and retail space and the new RCLC.
Representing nearly $300 million in investment, Eddy Street Commons is a collaboration between Notre Dame and Kite, a real estate company out of Indianapolis, with support from the city of South Bend.
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