updated: 2/1/2013 8:48:26 AM
More residential tenants of a major downtown Fort Wayne development are expected to move in today. The first renters arrived yesterday at The Harrison, which is an estimated $18.5 million project overlooking Parkview Field. Our partners at Indiana's NewsCenter report more than half of the 43 apartment units have been rented.
The complex was built in just over one year.
Excerpt From News Release
The Harrison occupies a strategic location on the southeast corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Ewing Street, commanding a singular vista of Parkview Field. Its curved façade defines a prime visual gateway to Harrison Square. Spanning four stories, The Harrison offers a unique, mixed-use setting for living, working and playing in the heart of the city.
The first floor puts the action at street level with options for retail shops and commercial ventures. The second floor encompasses a distinctive, professional office environment. Floors three and four are home to 43 beautifully appointed apartments, showcasing contemporary features and luxury finishes. Each residence comes with the built-in excitement of either a sweeping view of the downtown skyline or a front-row seat on the action in the ballpark. Altogether, The Harrison comprises nearly 100,000 square feet of leasable space.
The preliminary economic impact of The Harrison indicates that during the initial stage of the project, about 55 construction jobs have been created. In total, this phase of Harrison Square represents an estimated $18.5 million worth of private investment in the city center. This figure significantly surpasses the $14.5 million expenditure required by the City of Fort Wayne for The Harrison.
The Harrison is the finishing component of Harrison Square, the flourishing downtown development begun in 2006 that has become a major economic-activity generator for the entire region. The private-public initiative is composed of the record-breaking Parkview Field, home of the popular TinCaps; a hospitality-sector boosting Courtyard by Marriott hotel; a convenient 900-space parking garage; and the scenic Robert E. Meyers Park.
Source: The City of Fort Wayne
January 22, 2013
FORT WAYNE, Ind - 3Rivers at The Harrison opened to the public on Tuesday, January 22nd. 3Rivers Credit Union is the first business to open in the much anticipated Harrison Square development. Overlooking Parkview Field, the 3,800 square foot location began construction in October of 2012.
The new branch features an open design concept with 4 meeting rooms, a Wi-Fi café, walk-up ATM and a host of other technologies designed to improve efficiency and depth of service for 3Rivers members and businesses. The new branch will serve as a relationship outlet center and provide an innovative service experience for downtown businesses and 3Rivers members. 3Rivers at The Harrison marks 3Rivers 19th branch in the region.
“3Rivers is proud to be a part of this significant milestone in the revitalization of Downtown Fort Wayne. Downtown remains the center of the business district and we are pleased to bring the 3 Rivers experience to Harrison Square.” said 3Rivers CEO Don Cates. “We look forward to joining the growing excitement of what downtown Fort Wayne offers, while continuing to help our members with their money matters, every day."
The official Harrison Grand Opening will take place in mid-February. To set up interviews/photos: Melissa Shaw, 3Rivers Communication Manager, (260) 440-4803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1935, 3Rivers has led the way in providing value to those we serve – individuals, small businesses and our communities of Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. Being a progressive industry leader with a solid track record is a continuing result of our mission: Helping people understand money matters every day. Over 69,000 members strong, 3Rivers grows meaningful relationships through personalized and simple solutions, 365.24.7 convenience via a world of options, and a solid, caring team focused on your long-term success.