Ash Skyline Plaza

Picturing the Progress


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This week, we got another look at the progress inside the Ash Skyline Plaza. CEO Tim Ash got a tour for construction updates, and our IT team took a technical walk-through to get a feel for the space we'll be occupying soon. 

Below is a look at the Harrison Street Y - the concrete slab is in, and metal studs are next. 

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Up on the eighth floor, our friends at BZW Master Painters are doing what they do best!

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Here's a look inside our seventh floor cafeteria, which will be open to the floors above.

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This shot shows the space for the access flooring. Our cables and wires will be underneath our desks, so the actual floor we'll walk on will be at the level of these windows when completed.

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Right now, the green space on the sixth floor is looking pretty white! But, that will change in just a few months. 

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Check out even more of the progress below. 

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The Block is Booming


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Our block is booming! Today, the City of Fort Wayne signed agreements with Great Lake Capital (GLC) to develop the “Skyline Tower,” a residential development that will be constructed next door to our new headquarters.

GLC will invest $40 million to construct 124 apartments, as well as retail and office space totaling 170,000 square feet. Retail space will be located on the first floor, with office space on the second floor, and 10 floors of apartment units.

Tim Ash, Ash Brokerage CEO, is happy to see progress with the project. “We’re excited to have Great Lakes Capital join our efforts to bring growth and energy to downtown Fort Wayne,” he said. “We look forward to having them as neighbors in the Skyline Tower.”

Following the necessary approvals, construction could begin in late summer-early fall. The retail and office spaces could be completed in late summer-early fall 2017, with completion of the residential portion in late 2017-early 2018. 

Also today, the city announced construction of the Skyline Garage is substantially complete. The west side of the garage will open Feb. 1 for monthly parkers from nearby properties who were moved to other parking areas due to construction. 

Beginning Feb. 1, the garage will also be open to customers visiting the new Lake City Bank. The City is in the final stages of determining the timeline for when the garage will be open to the general public. It will likely be in the next month and a half to two months.

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Taking it to the Street


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Take a stroll with us! A lot has changed at the Ash Skyline Plaza, and many of the changes can be viewed by taking a quick walk around the block. In our most recent update from Weigand Construction, we learned: 

  • The buckhoist (orange service elevator on the east side of the building) is currently being dismantled
  • Floors 7-9 are temporarily heated, except for the atrium
  • Inside the building, drywall work is ongoing
  • Layout of the access flooring (where cables will be below our desks instead of in the ceiling) has begun

Ash photographer Dean Oyer took a walk around the site last week. Check out his view of several finishing touches. From sidewalk benches and trashcans to gates at the parking garage, the progress is apparent. 

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