Entries by Fred

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 […]

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 […]