General Electric to sell Fort Wayne campus

(Photo supplied/Lee Kelso)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): General Electric is offering up its Fort Wayne campus for sale and potential reuse and redevelopment.

That announcement came this morning from a G.E. press release.

G.E. Communications Leader Matt Conkrite says the company will use an Indianapolis realtor to help market the property to “regional and national investors.”

“In the coming weeks and months, CBRE will conduct a detailed and comprehensive proposal submission process with its investor and developer network. Submissions are due in July 2016 and will be evaluated primarily on respondent qualifications, experience, actionable development vision, financial offer and capacity to close in a timely manner,” Conkrite wrote. “Although proposals for portions of the property will be accepted, those involving the entire campus will be given first consideration.”

The former G.E. Fort Wayne campus sits on approximately 31 acres, a short walk from the downtown Fort Wayne development district. It was built in 1911 but has sat vacant since operations ceased last year.

A recent effort has been underway to try and either save the campus or come up with future uses for it. There’s no word yet on how this announcement will impact such efforts.

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