Entries by Fred

Get A View of the Cleanup

Cleaning up Electric Works is messy and neccessary — and nearly complete, as WANE-TV’s Chris Darby found. “According to Kevan Biggs, the cleanup work for the two buildings has come in under budget,” WANE reports. “The developers have started looking for other small buildings to begin cleanup.” See more

Journal Gazette: Electric Works Creating Optimism

Journal Gazette reporter Sherry Slater highlights the extraordinary possibilities of the Electric Works Innovation District, the random “collision” of students, academics, technologists and business professionals in a space where ideas become reality. “Where innovation happens is sort of at the edges of these disciplines,” said Tony Armstrong, president and CEO of the Indiana University Research […]

FWCS Recommits to Electric Works

Fort Wayne Community Schools reaffirmed its commitment to Electric Works on Monday with a unanimous board vote endorsing an intent to lease about 26,000 square feet of renovated classroom space. Terms of the lease will be negotiated and brought to the board for approval by August. “It’s important for us because we’re the K-12 aspect” […]

Joseph Decuis to open restaurant at Electric Works

Joseph Decuis today announced plans to locate a more casual version of its fine-dining restaurant at Electric Works. While the restaurant’s official name and identity are still being developed, it will carry the Joseph Decuis brand and feature an extensive wine list and creative, unique menu built around the restaurant’s renowned Wagyu beef. Read more […]

Electric Works and Fort Wayne featured on The Atlantic

Authors Jim and Deborah Fallows toured Electric Works recently as part of a broader northern Indiana tour he was conducting on a series of stories for The Atlantic magazine. They’re writing about how towns and cities in the industrial Midwest are reinventing themselves. One of Fallows’ takeaways from the visit was breadth and depth of […]

Bloomberg highlights Electric Works

The $440 million development called Electric Works is intended to breathe life into a hulking abandoned property that was at the heart of Fort Wayne’s bygone manufacturing era. “The emotional weight that the industrial complex has on this community can’t be overstated,” said Josh Parker, partner at RTM Ventures, the company behind the project. “It’s not […]

Electric Works mentioned in Irish Times

Fort Wayne Electric Works was highlighted in Dublin-based Irish Times on the rebound of Rust Belt cities. “Even as other major cities in the region, such as Pittsburgh, have growing economies while losing population, Fort Wayne is both growing its economy and adding residents – a 25 per cent increase between 2000 and 2013. “The […]

Council Approves Legacy Grant

In a 6-3 preliminary last night, the Fort Wayne City Council approved a $10 million Legacy Fund request – an essential funding component of the Electric Works redevelopment project south of downtown, writes the Journal Gazette. “This is the biggest neighborhood investment that Fort Wayne has ever had, and it shows we want to lift up […]

Parkview Health Announces Commitment to Lease Space

Officials from Parkview Health and RTM Ventures, the development team behind Electric Works, are in the process of finalizing a 10-year agreement for Parkview to be a tenant in the historic redevelopment project. This announcement marks the first significant lease commitment since the adoption of the local Economic Development Agreement. Read more here.  

We Need You!

We’re coming down to the home stretch in the local approvals process. We’ve got momentum and support, but don’t remain silent on the sidelines. Come out and show your backing at the next three meetings: Tuesday, Oct.16, Fort Wayne Common Council Finance Committee — 5:30 p.m., Citizens Square, Room 30 Tuesday, Oct. 23, Fort Wayne […]