FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Plans for phase two of Electric Works were announced in front of the Fort Wayne Plan Commission Monday.
Slated for this section are residential buildings, a parking garage, a child care center, a fitness center and more.
“We’re seeking rezoning so that we can build this structure that is the residential wrap around the parking garage,” Kevan Biggs with RTM Ventures said.
At the center of this phase is a six-floor parking garage.
The building will have 1,143 parking spots — of which 800 will be for public use during the day.
The entire project has an estimated cost of $106.5 million.
“It is very apparent that the whole community is going to change with this investment,” Biggs said.
Not everyone at the Plan Commission Meeting was thrilled.
A handful came up to the podium to express two main concerns — parking and traffic.
A woman who’s lived in West Central for over 40 years is concerned for road safety.
“Our biggest concern is traffic and as Rachel acknowledged, today it’s already horrendous. I’ll wake up and hear on the news there’s an accident on Broadway and Taylor,” she said at the podium.
Ted Kazinski lives on Jackson Street right next to the construction.
“Our biggest concern or questions are the heights of these buildings,” he said.
Biggs says it’s important to hear what all residents have to say.
“Because that’s our neighbor. That’s the users of Electric Works. It’s not just people from the suburbs it’s the people right in the backyard,” he said.
Construction of the garage is expected to begin this fall.