News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Statement from the City of Fort Wayne on the GE property
(March 29, 2016) – The City of Fort Wayne is aware of GE’s decision to remove the GE sign at the Broadway campus due to safety reasons and to protect the sign to avoid deterioration.
The City of Fort Wayne, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and GE are involved in proactive discussions about the future of the GE property.
“We continue to have positive discussions with GE about the future of the campus. Everyone realizes this is an effort that’s going to take time,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Collaboration will be key in moving forward to find an appropriate future use of the campus. We’re encouraged there’s open communication designed to find ways to make a meaningful difference for the community.”
The City appreciates GE’s commitment to being good stewards of the property that is owned by GE and placing an emphasis on safety.
Even though no final decisions have been made about the future of the GE property, City leaders recognize and value the campus as part of an important corridor in the community. The City is optimistic that a viable plan will be developed that will build on the positive momentum and investment we’re seeing in Fort Wayne.