In November 2022, Denison Parking began managing parking for the new mixed-use innovation district, Electric Works, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The campus encompasses 39 acres, 18 historic buildings, and more than 1.2 million square feet of space. The new parking facilities currently consist of two lots and a garage, totaling 1,475 spaces, with more areas in development.
“We are proud to support this exciting project with our signature seamless parking experience. This site has long been a center for innovation and growth, a match for Denison Parking’s experienced, innovative, and personal service.”
—C. Perry Griffith III, President of Denison Parking
Sparking Growth in Fort Wayne
Electric Works will spark new growth in a welcoming community. A recent poll showed strong community support with high favorability across all demographics and council districts. Once, the site employed 40% of the city’s workforce, but that’s not the only reason the community supports the project; it is estimated to have nearly $400 million in annual economic impact and 1,500 permanent jobs.
The broad cross-section of tenants and uses are anticipated to activate the district and neighborhood with arts, food, specialty retail, and the buzz of innovation and collaboration, all in a setting that will boost downtown development.
More about Fort Wayne and Electric Works
Products from Electric Works have touched your life in many ways—you likely have a few in your kitchen. The first ice-making machine in the US, a predecessor of the household refrigerator, and garbage disposal were both invented at the Electric Works campus under General Electric. But these inventions aren’t the only interesting things about the campus and Fort Wayne’s history. Check out these fun facts:
- Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is rated in the nation’s top ten!
- Fort Wayne is often credited as the birthplace of the NBA. In 1949, Fred Zoller, owner of the Fort Wayne Pistons, brokered the merger of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) from his kitchen table.
- Fort Wayne’s African/African-American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) exhibits Black and African American history in Allen County, going as far back as 1809. It also houses the area’s most extensive public collection of African art.
- Lakeside Rose Garden, a renowned National Rose Garden, attracts guests from all over the country. This “must see” garden holds more than 150 varieties of roses and totals at least 2,000 rose plants.
The Denison Difference
Denison Parking is one of the nation’s most experienced parking operators, always up-to-date, agile, and ahead of the curve with industry changes. Our experience with mixed-use, innovation district facilities make us the ideal choice to handle the unique demands of these properties.
Denison Parking comprises a dedicated team focused on creating an environment where energy and integrity create quality parking solutions. In addition to experience, the company’s long-standing family ownership creates a culture where everyone is treated like family, from employees to customers and clients.
Experienced. Innovative. Personal. That is the Denison Difference.