An Electric opportunity for city revitalization

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

By James E. Geyer

The Electric Works project, in which owner and developer RTM Ventures, LLC proposes to restore and revitalize Fort Wayne’s former General Electric plant, is an exciting project with the power to create a second era for this campus.

The GE campus was first home to the Fort Wayne Electric Company with the oldest building dating back to about 1893. At its peak in the 1920s, the General Electric campus employed roughly 40 percent of our city’s workforce. The legacy of these buildings is one of productivity and prosperity, and, with the right planning and support, the campus can once again be an economic driver for Fort Wayne.

This project is undoubtedly one of the largest our community has seen. In fact, it’s a “once in a generation” opportunity that holds the promise of helping Fort Wayne take another step toward securing a…

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