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RealAmerica Celebrates Start of Construction for Superior Lofts

RealAmerica Companies today celebrated the beginning of construction on Fort Wayne’s newest downtown living option, Superior Lofts, 102 W. Superior St.

Superior Lofts is located near the planned Phase I Riverfront Fort Wayne development and will convert obsolete manufacturing space into residential and retail/restaurant space. The former Graphic Packaging facility was built in 1905 and has been empty since 2010.

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Medical Device Manufacturer Opens in Urban Enterprise Center

Global Medical Industries, Inc., the area's first minority owned supplier of products for the medical device industry, is now located at the Urban Enterprise Center, 1830 Wayne Trace. A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new business is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

Company founder Victor Lopez, who has 20 years of industry experience, serves as president and CEO of the full-service manufacturing company, while his wife Judy Lopez serves as human resources/office manager. Global Medical anticipates expanding its current team of four to 12 employees by year-end 2017.

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HNTB Hired to Conduct Analysis of Passenger Rail

Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Association (NIPRA) has signed a contract with HNTB Corporation to conduct the required analysis of the proposed Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus passenger rail line.

As announced in a December news conference, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and NIPRA members announced Federal and State support to conduct the Alternatives Analysis and Public Involvement Process. The analysis is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) under federal law in order to begin the rail project.

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Redevelopment Commission Seeks Developer for Downtown Property

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission is requesting proposals to develop an underutilized property in downtown Fort Wayne. The Redevelopment Commission owns property at the northwest corner of Main and Harrison streets, adjacent to Randall Lofts and The Landing, and just blocks from the first phase of Riverfront Fort Wayne.

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