FORT WAYNE, Ind (WFFT) -- The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission passed a vote 4-1 for a project in downtown Fort Wayne that would add much-needed parking and office space.
The proposed Ashberry project would allow over 350 parking spaces, seven floors of leaseable office space, and help continue to grow the downtown scene says the project manager.
"It's to create an impact for our people, our community, our business and help downtown," says Tony Brita. "We're happy to be a part of it."
This isn't the first project the group behind the project has down in downtown Fort Wayne, but now are trying to accommodate other needs in the area.
"In part the parking is what we've already done but now we're invested in downtown," says Brita. "If we can attract others we think it's an asset."
The lot of land in between Berry and Main sits empty now, but managers hope to have construction started by the end of the year, and the project completed in two years.
The Fort Wayne City Council will have to approve of the project before it would begin.