With the sale of the former G.E. Fort Wayne campus complete, we took an inside look at the redevelopment.
Cross Street Partners of Baltimore bought the campus for $5.5 million back in September. Now they are focusing on cleaning up any chemicals or other pollutants that might have seeped into the soil or buildings over the campus's 100-year history.
While the developers of the $300-million project say they'll seek your input to shape what goes into it, they do have a model in mind. Developers say the mixed-use development will be branded the "Electric Works" - part of the city's Broadway District.
The redevelopment aims to take the original buildings on the campus and re-purposing them for new retail, market, institutional, residential, hotel and community space.
The Electric Works name was developed in collaboration with Ferguson Advertising and is a nod to the 100-plus year history of the GE manufacturing site, which originated as the "Fort Wayne Electric Works" and was later known as the "Jenney Electric Light Company." It evolved into "General Electric" just before the turn of the 20th century.
The Journal Gazette reports the remediation efforts could begin as early as the end of 2017. The occupants of the first phase could move in as early as 2019.