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The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce held their annual Recognition Ceremony, the Chamber’s way of spotlighting members of the Portage community who have had a positive impact in their field and are making a difference in the community. The ceremony was held on November 7th and 10 employees from the Holladay Properties Northwest Indiana Headquarters were in attendance to watch Tim Healy accept the “Putting the Portage on the Map” award for the AmeriPlex at the Port development. In honor of the recognition, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the growth of AmeriPlex at the Port over the years.

Original Aerial from 1999

Original AmeriPlex aerial from 1999

AmeriPlex aerial from June 2001

AmeriPlex aerial from June, 2001: First developments included Exel Logistics, Family Express, and the McCormick Building.

2003 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial

2003 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial; developments since 2001 include: the Dearborn office building (2002), Sheet Metal Works Local Union 20 (2002), The Fullerton flex/industrial building (2003), and the Ashland industrial building (2003) as a build to suit for Sanofi-Aventis pharmaceuticals.

AmeriPlex at the Port 2004 aerial

2004 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial; developments since 2003 include the Halsted office building (2004) and the beginning of construction on the Sheffield flex/industrial building.

October, 2006 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial; new developments since 2004 include: the Sheffield flex/industrial building (2005), Country Inn & Suites (2006), the Addison flex/industrial building (2006), and Longhorn Steakhouse (2006). Construction had also began on Quaker Steak & Lube and Bass Pro Shop. Hooters had also purchased a plot of land for a planned restaurant.

October, 2006 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial; new developments since 2004 include: the Sheffield flex/industrial building (2005), Country Inn & Suites (2006), the Addison flex/industrial building (2006), and Longhorn Steakhouse (2006). Construction had also began on Quaker Steak & Lube and Bass Pro Shop. Hooters had also purchased a plot of land for a planned restaurant.

2008 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial

The 2008 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial shows the completed Bass Pro Shop (2007) and Quaker Steak & Lube (2007), the Retail Building 910 where Starbucks is located (2007), the Randolph flex/industrial building (2008), and construction progress of the Clark flex/industrial building (2008), and the MidPoint USA industrial building (2009).

2010 AmeriPlex at the Port Aerial

In October of 2010, AmeriPlex saw the addition of the Iron Workers Local 395 facility.

October 2013 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial

Taken in October 2013, this aerial image of AmeriPlex at the Port shows the addition of Graycor (2011), McDonald’s (2012), and construction of the Belmont flex/industrial building (2014).

October 2015 AmeriPlex at the Port aerial

This aerial was just taken in October of 2015 and shows all of the latest developments including: Subway (2014), Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, Affordable Suites (opening November, 2015), Superior Construction (opening January, 2016), and the progress to date of MonoSol LLC.

2005-2015 Job Comparison

Growth of jobs within AmeriPlex at the Port from 2005 – 2015

Since the beginning, AmeriPlex at the Port has seen over $165 million in construction since 2000 and the development of 28 buildings. 82% of the land has been developed or sold and only 70 acres remain to be developed. In addition, AmeriPlex at the Port is now home to 53 businesses and thousands of employees. Growth at AmeriPlex has been responsible for nearly 4,000 new jobs in Portage since 2000 (see chart above).

The employees of Holladay’s Portage office have been hard at work for over 15 years to bring success to AmeriPlex at the Port and this award from the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce is definitely appreciated.

For more information about AmeriPlex at the Port, visit our website. For land purchase or development opportunities, contact Mike Micka at 219-841-5583.

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