THE HAGERMAN GROUP TO BE RECOMMENDED TO BE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR RIVERFRONT PROJECT
December 2, 2016 - Progress continues to be made on riverfront development efforts. The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department will recommend The Hagerman Group, a construction management and general construction company based in Fort Wayne, to be construction manager of the first phase of riverfront development. This recommendation is subject to Park Board and City Council approval.
The Hagerman Group is privately owned and consists of two operational companies, Hagerman Construction Corporation (HCC) and Hagerman, Incorporated (HI). HI provides general contracting, construction management, design-build and owner’s representative services. The firm was founded in 1908 and maintains Indiana offices in Fort Wayne and Fishers. The company is a family-owned business and is currently in its fourth generation of Hagerman leadership.
The contract investment would be $753,700, part of the projected construction investment which will not exceed $20 million. The first phase of riverfront development will be focused on the public spaces in a park setting and the projected construction investment will not exceed $20 million. Development would occur on the south and north sides of the St. Marys River between Harrison Street and the historic Wells Street Bridge. Highlights of the plans include a promenade, park pavilion, event lawn, entry plaza with sculpture/signage, urban bioswale, educational water feature, urban streetscape, central plaza, urban riverfront terraces, elevated boardwalk, dock, interactive sculpture, and children’s play area.
CITY INVESTING IN NEIGHBORHOOD SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS
November 29, 2016 - The Division of Public Works tonight made a presentation to the Fort Wayne City Council on the City of Fort Wayne’s proactive efforts to invest in neighborhood sidewalk improvements. Division Director Bob Kennedy and Transportation Engineer Mario Trevino shared details about sidewalk repair procedures, construction of new sidewalks and funding.
November 17, 2016 - Because of late falling leaves, additional pick up days will be added in south side neighborhoods shortly after Dec. 5. The City’s southern neighborhoods had their second pick up last week, but many leaves had still not fallen before that second collection. As a result, the Street Department will go through south side neighborhoods again at the end of the regular leaf collection schedule.