SOUTH BEND — Ignition Park, the fledgling technology hub south of downtown, is starting to gain momentum.
Great Lakes Capital has opened two new buildings — Catalyst One and Catalyst Two — at the park. Those buildings are home to a handful of growing technology companies as well as the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory. More than 100 professionals are working in the park already, and dozens more are expected to join them over the next year.
Brad Toothaker, managing partner for Great Lakes Capital, said the South Bend-based development company hopes to add more buildings in Ignition Park as well.
In 2014, Great Lakes purchased 13 acres from the city to build Catalyst One and Catalyst Two. Toothaker said there is room on that property for two more similar-sized buildings — the two Catalyst buildings each have about 50,000 square feet of space.
Great Lakes has an option to buy another 11 acres from the city, and Toothaker said that parcel could fit four more buildings.