We’re thrilled to share the latest updates on The Forge, Bloomington’s upcoming landmark in innovation and sustainability. Led by John Fernandez and nestled within the vibrant Trades District, The Forge is making remarkable progress, staying on track and within budget. As the city’s first Class A/LEED certified office building, it signifies a significant milestone in our commitment to fostering economic growth and creativity in the region.

Located at the heart of Bloomington’s urban redevelopment project, The Forge embodies our vision for a dynamic and sustainable mixed-use district. With its innovative design and commitment to environmental stewardship, including the introduction of Bloomington’s first green terrace, it stands as a beacon of progress in our community. Spearheaded by local firms and managed by Weddle Brothers, the construction is well underway, with an anticipated completion date of October 31, 2024.

As we look ahead, The Forge isn’t just a building; it’s a testament to our collective dedication to driving regional innovation. With a 50% lease-up goal for 2025 and a diverse sales pipeline, including defense tech prospects and venture investment organizations, The Forge is poised to become a thriving hub for collaboration and economic acceleration. Through continued investment and collaboration, we’re excited to see The Forge shape Bloomington’s innovation landscape for years to come.

Where The forge meets the mill

Located strategically across the street from The Mill and within the bustling Trades District, The Forge stands as a beacon of innovation at the heart of Bloomington. Surrounded by the rich tapestry of history and entrepreneurial spirit, our upcoming Class A/LEED certified office building embodies the dynamic energy of its surroundings. With its prime location, The Forge not only offers unparalleled access to the vibrant ecosystem of the Trades District but also fosters a seamless integration of past and future, tradition and progress. Join us as we forge new paths in innovation, right at the crossroads of heritage and vision.

From blueprints to reality! With every nail hammered and every wall raised, we’re one step closer to creating a dynamic hub for innovation in Bloomington.