As progress continues on the $280 million Electric Works project in Fort Wayne, officials are seeking help from the community on what they would like to see in future phases. Our partners at WPTA-TV report developers are looking for feedback as the project advances.
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Developers says the first phase of the project is on schedule to open in the fall. It’s been five years since the city and developers announced plans to repurpose the former General Electric campus into a mixed-use development.
One of the first tenants to take up space will be Fort Wayne Community Schools, whose STEM-centered “Amp Lab” will place hundreds of 11th and 12th grade students at the site.
Building 31 — which includes Amp Lab — will be the first to open. Union Street Market, which will eventually host an anticipated 13 food and beverage vendors, is slated to begin operation by October. It will occupy Buildings 20 and 22.
“There is still a lot of work to be done on the site,” RTM executive Kevan Biggs told WPTA in February. “Again, we are on track, on budget, where we want to be. But there is a lot of work that needs to get done between now and October to finish it.
Do It Best has signed on as a key tenant and will move its headquarters into the rehabbed Building 26 when construction is completed there.