Electric Works open for tours through May

Want a sneak peek into Electric Works? Take a tour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May.

Posted: May 2, 2018 7:30 PM
Updated: May 3, 2018 4:19 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Developers are working to continue community interest in the anticipated redevelopment of the old General Electric campus. That's why they've decided to open the doors for public tours.

Residents like David Bradley said it's hard to imagine what Electric Works might look like once it's complete. Bradley worked on the GE campus or nearly 15 years.

Electric Works Tours

Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m.

 

 

"I started my apprenticeship here. Started in October of 1968, and I worked here until May of 1982 and got laid off," he said.

Walking around the campus, Bradley wasn't sure what to expect. He said he needed to see what's left to understand the potential.

"I didn't know what would happen. I didn't know what this would look like," he said.

Electric Works spokesman, Kevin Erb, said that's what he hopes people get out of the tours.

"We wanted to engage the community, continue to engage the community, and get as many people on campus to help them understand and see our vision for the project, and how we see it as a transformational project for the city," Erb said.

While there have been issues with the getting the necessary $65 million for phase 1 of the project, Erb said he still hopes to break ground this summer.

"We're grateful and thankful for the work that's gone into it, and feel like we're getting closer," he said.

And people taking in what's left of the campus what to see it grow.

"I think this would be an awesome place to have the redevelopment that they want to do," said Sally Klotz.

The tours will continue through May, and Erb expects to extend the tours into June. To schedule a visit, click here.

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