RealAmerica Companies CEO/President Ronda Weybright today gave Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and local news media a tour of the mixed-use building Superior Lofts, 102 W. Superior St. Weybright said construction of the building is on schedule and the loft apartments will be open and ready for occupancy this summer.
The former Graphic Packaging facility was built in 1905 and has been empty since 2010. It’s being converted into 72 loft-style apartments, 21,000 square feet of commercial space and climate-controlled self-storage units. The building is constructed in the Art Moderne architecture style and has large windows, high ceilings, columns and concrete floors that reflect its past industrial use.
The $9.8 million project is one of the first private developments to be completed in the Riverfront Fort Wayne district. Just to the west of Superior Lofts, construction is due to begin this summer on the Continental Property Group’s $62.5 million mixed-use development. CPG’s development will include a parking garage that will be utilized by Superior Lofts tenants as well as the public.
Many local organizations, financial institutions and government agencies are investing in Superior Lofts, including the City of Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, the City of Fort Wayne Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Foss & Company Tax Credit Advisors, STAR Financial Bank and many service providers.
Fourteen different floor plans will be available in the loft-style apartments. Each will include modern appliances; a washer and dryer; and access to a fitness room, community room, and elevator. Management will be on-site. Residents interested in learning more about the apartments should visit http://homeatsuperiorlofts.com.