The Allen County Plan Commission has approved the primary development plan and rezoning for a $40 million Trine University academic building in Fort Wayne. The university is partnering with Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health on the facility, which will employ 100 faculty and staff.
Trine and Parkview first detailed plans for the 120,000-square-foot facility in early June. The building will house programs in Trine’s College of Health Professions.
“We appreciate the support of the Plan Commission and our partners at Parkview Health, as well as the many other government officials, business leaders and citizens who have spoken out in favor of this project,” Trine President Earl Brooks said in written remarks. “We look forward to breaking ground on this new crown jewel for Fort Wayne, Allen County and northeast Indiana. We will be excited to see the economic impact resulting from this investment, as well as the long-term support for the health and welfare of this region.”
Trine says the facility will serve 700 students in the CHP program, which offers classes in physical therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing and surgical technology programs, among others.
When the project was first announced, Trine said it planned to add courses in occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, medical science and emergency medical sciences to the CHP program.
The new building is slated to open in the fall of 2024.