Neighbors set to talk Electric Works funding, mayor’s office shows support for project

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The conversation over support of the Electric Works project continued Thursday.

Residents of neighborhoods surrounding the campus made plans to attend a meeting of the Packard Area Planning Alliance. The meeting at the Volunteers of America building on Fairfield Ave. is expected to include a vote on a resolution which could show opposition to funding the Electric Works campus.

Multiple neighbors told NewsChannel 15 they planned to attend the meeting.

On the same day, the mayor’s office showed support for the project, releasing a statement to NewsChannel 15. 

“Mayor Henry and his administration continue to support the Electric Works project and want to see it succeed,” the statement reads. “City staff is working closely with project partners to help make this a reality. All partners recognize a lot of work is ahead, particularly on financials and getting signed leases by future tenants. We continue to be optimistic and are looking forward to what the future holds for the project.”

Developers asked the city to invest $65 million in the project. City leaders have debated how much of that should be committed. 

Meanwhile, the Allen County Department of Planning Services has plans on file for the project. Two development plans, one for each side of Broadway, show the locations of current buildings, future buildings, future parking garages and other details. 

Click here to view the plans for the east side of the campus.

Click here to view the plans for the west side of the campus. 

A Fort Wayne Plan Commission public hearing on the project is set for Monday, May 14 at Citizens Square. 

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