FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne real estate company has announced plans to build its new headquarters in South Fort Wayne.
Linda Golden announced Thursday plans to build a $500,000, 6,000 square foot corporate headquarters for Legacy One, Inc. on a 1.3-acre parcel of land in the Southtown Center business area off the United States. United 27 and East Tillman Road. The development will be located near Menards, with Southtown Crossing to the north and east and South Phoenix Parkway to the south.
Legacy Office Center will be the headquarters for Legacy One’s real estate, construction and property management businesses, Golden said. Construction will begin this month.
Plans are underway to use the rest of the land around it for more commercial development. The hope is to construct five buildings in total and provide retail or office space that can be leased. Golden told WANE 15 that she has already received calls from people asking about potential office space.
“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 bring other small businesses to think about how they can be agents of change in their efforts to grow our community.Projects like this will help revitalize Southeast Fort Wayne.
The development announcement comes three days after Starbucks announced plans to open a cafe in a new building in the Southtown Centre.
Mayor Tom Henry said the area is in a “time of transformation”.
“Finally people are starting to realize that Southeast Fort Wayne has a tremendous amount to give back to our city and it’s time for businesses, hospitality offerings and others to realize that,” he said. .
Mayor Henry, along with Golden and 6th District Councilman Sharon Tucker, all expressed hope that this project will be an example to others that you can be successful in the southeast part of the city.
“The fact that Ms. Golden is willing to put her project here helps show other investments that this is safe ground. This is great ground to be able to change a community and rebuild the future,” said said Tucker.
“It means so much to me because I love the Southeast so much,” Golden said. “Being part of this, there are no words to describe what it means to me – being part of the growth and being able to be part of other people who look up to us here and see that we are worth invest in.”