Electric Works shows off cleanup, prepares for major construction


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Elected officials toured several buildings on the Electric Works campus, getting a first-hand look at the clean-up and preparation for the transformation of the old General Electric Facility.

Electric Works is scheduled to close on an economic development agreement in September with heavy construction possible in October.

After the tour, a pre-bid meeting was held. Dozens of representatives from local companies received information on bidding on all aspects of the upcoming construction work. Officials say this is an important step toward the start of major construction.

Do It Best employees from across the country visited the campus Tuesday to see what the future world headquarters for the company will look like. Do It Best signed on as the anchor tenant for the campus.

Nearly $200 million in outside investments and thousands of jobs will be created during the two year project.

The vision is to make Electric Works an accessible place. The campus will feature residential, commercial, community, hospitality and educational spaces.

Multiple tenants are already planning to use the space including Do it Best, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Parkview Health, and 3 Rivers Music Theatre.

Electric Works is taking submissions for things you would like to see on the property.

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