Purdue Fort Wayne buys old Brown Mackie College property

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Purdue Fort Wayne is expanding its campus by another 13 acres.

Representatives from Purdue Fort Wayne said the university took possession of the Park 3000 building located at 3000 East Coliseum Boulevard. This is just southeast of Purdue Fort Wayne’s main campus.

The university plans to use the three-story building and 13 acres of land as their new South Campus. The preliminary plans for the space include creating a new home for the Richard T. Doermer School of Business.

Other plans for the property include a new Career Services Center, the Office of Development, the Office of Communications and Marketing, the Small Business Development Center, and the Division of Continuing Studies.

“This acquisition fits right into the strategic plan for our campus,” says David Wesse, Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs. “It allows us to address critical needs and to strengthen our operations as we continue to evolve the university’s master plan.”

The property cost $3.85 million and was funded through a combination of donations and other sources.

Jacob Burbrink

Jacob Burbrink

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