FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Another major project is heading to the southeast side of the city.
On Thursday, Mayor Tom Henry, joined by the city’s Community Development Division and other public officials, announced that a local real estate company plans to build its headquarters in the Southtown Center shopping area.
Linda Golden, owner of LegacyOne, Inc., plans to construct a 6,000 square foot building on a 1.3 acre parcel of land, bounded by Menards to the west, Southtown Crossing to the north and east and South Phoenix Parkway to the south.
Legacy Office Center will be the headquarters for LegacyOne’s real estate, construction and property management businesses. This $500,000 investment will provide ample space to continue to grow this family business by consolidating its two currently leased offices and storage spaces into one building. The new building will include a multipurpose space that will be used for training and corporate events and will be available to the community when not in use by LegacyOne or its tenants.
I pray that this new development provides an opportunity to start bringing that back to our community,” said Linda Golden, of LegacyOne, Inc. “I hope this can be a catalyst to get other small businesses thinking how they can be agents of change in their efforts to grow our community. Projects like this will help revitalize southeast Fort Wayne.
Currently, Golden is planning additional commercial development on the remainder of the land of just under five acres, which could include additional offices, retail and a café or bakery. The goal is to construct a total of five buildings.
The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission is supporting the project by transferring the project’s real estate.
“Linda has been a great partner to work with,” said Jonathan Leist, Assistant Director of Redevelopment. “This is a very important project for Southtown. We are grateful for his hard work, investment and dedication to Southeast Fort Wayne.
“Congratulations to Linda on an outstanding project that will bring positive opportunity and more investment to southeast Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Henry. “It is essential that we continue to grow as a community, and our continued commitment to the Southeast Quadrant will have an immediate and lasting impact.
“I’m thrilled to see this opportunity for Southeast Fort Wayne and LegacyOne,” said 6th District Councilwoman Sharon Tucker. “It’s a great partnership that helps move our city forward and we look forward to more opportunities to work with Ms. Golden.”
Construction is expected to begin this spring.