May 10, 2019 - Construction on Fort Wayne’s latest shell building is now underway. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Redevelopment officials, and representatives from GH Land Company, LLC (a new partnership involving Jeff Hagerman, Ryan Rans, and Brad Toothaker) and The Hagerman Group broke ground on the property at 8611 Avionics Drive this afternoon.
Shell buildings spur economic growth by providing build-out ready buildings for businesses that are locating or expanding in Fort Wayne. Since 2013, the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission has partnered with the private sector on five local shell buildings including the one on Avionics Drive; three are occupied and one is still under construction.
“This latest shell building will make us even more competitive in attracting new jobs and growing our economy,” said Mayor Henry. “Businesses no longer want just shovel-ready sites, they now want buildings they can complete to their specifications as quickly as possible.”