Canal District Holdings/White River Lofts Reach ‘Dry- In’ Milestone, 4 Story Complex Nears Completion

White River Lofts as photographed on March 9, 2021 by Mike RhodesWhite River Lofts as photographed on March 9, 2021 by Mike Rhodes

By City of Muncie Communications—

Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie has announced a key milestone in the construction of the White River Lofts.

Rough framing, windows/doors and roofing work for the project is complete and a topping off ceremony is scheduled on Monday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the White River Lofts to recognize, what developers call a “dry-in” milestone.

Located at 400 West Washington Street, the new development will feature 55 luxury apartments, and 2,000 square feet of commercial space. Leasing inquiries are currently being accepted and the first lease has already been signed. The project is the first in the White River Canal District.

The White River Canal District is the result of collaborative efforts and strategic partnerships including the City of Muncie, Downtown Development, Next Muncie, Canal District Holdings, Inc., and Gillette General Contract. The “Central City” has been selected as the focus of Next Muncie as both the hub of activity and catalyst for meaningful city transformation. The Central City area includes Muncie’s highest concentration of place, economic, cultural and educational assets, including thriving institutions and key areas ripe with opportunity.

“This is the first step of activating one of Muncie’s best natural resources, the White River, in downtown,” said Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour. “The city is investing in adjacent property to build a Riverwalk and Community Gathering space as our part of the project. We are excited to see this project moving toward completion.”

The $9 million development, located in a Federal Opportunity Zone, will promote continued investment in the Canal District and will provide an attractive housing option for Muncie’s workforce. Major employers such as Ball State University, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie Power Products, and Accutech Systems have been vocal supporters of the project, advocating that quality housing options help them recruit and retain talent.

The opening date for the White River Lofts is planned for June of 2021. Leasing inquiries are currently being accepted. For more information, visit


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