South Bend has both redevelopment areas and economic development areas, all governed by the South Bend Redevelopment Commission.
Redevelopment areas use acquisition, clearance, disposition of land and public improvements to reclaim blighted land for new development. Design review sets and maintains high development standards for the reclaimed land. There are three redevelopment areas in South Bend:
Economic Development Areas
The declaration of an economic development area does not require the finding of blighted conditions, and does not have the right of eminent domain. South Bend currently has two economic development areas.
- Douglas Road Economic Development Area
- River West Development Area