Entries by Fred

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 […]

Legacy Fund Committee Recommends Funding

Fort Wayne’s Legacy Joint Funding Committee unanimously approved a formal resolution recommending funding for the Electric Works – another important step forward. Read more here.

Redevelopment Commission OKs Deal

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission approved Monday an economic development agreement with RTM Ventures for Electric Works. It’s the first in a series of bars to be vaulted before $62 million of city funds can be harnessed to regenerate the campus. The commission’s vote came just 12 days after RTM Ventures and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom […]

How can Fort Wayne compete in the global economy? Electric Works could be key

“We’ve been working in Bilbao, Spain, and Bilbao has a Guggenheim. It’s a statement to the world that they are passionate about the arts, and it puts them on the map for that…I see something like Electric Works as being Fort Wayne’s Guggenheim. It’s a cultural asset that is relevant to the world.” Read more […]

Inclusive Startup Communities Improve the Human Condition

“Why wouldn’t you want people of your community that you want to focus on to be the thought leaders that are offering advice, guidance and feedback to young entrepreneurs, innovators and hustlers? … The only way to break down (elitism) is through authenticity and authentic engagement, and providing access.” Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly covered […]