JOINT STATEMENT FROM CITY OF FORT WAYNE AND ALLEN COUNTY ON DOWNTOWN EVENT CENTER
February 16, 2017 - Earlier today, the Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board (CIB) released schematic designs and cost estimates for a possible downtown event center.
The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County Commissioners requested that the CIB lead the request for proposals process and hire an architectural and engineering firm to develop schematic designs as well as a thorough evaluation of programming options and cost of construction.
Fort Wayne and Allen County leaders are appreciative of the time, effort and commitment it took to complete this work. The CIB led a professional and diligent process to engage the expertise of national firm Sink Combs Dethlefs and local firms Elevatus Architecture, Design Collaborative and Hoch Associates.
MAYOR HENRY SHOWS HOW FORT WAYNE IS A POINT OF DESTINATION IN ANNUAL STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
February 15, 2017 - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today delivered his 10th State of the City address. The theme for this year’s address was “Fort Wayne – Point of Destination” with an emphasis on the City’s investments in neighborhood infrastructure, public safety and downtown development. The free event was held at the Grand Wayne Center.
“Now more than ever before, I’m optimistic about Fort Wayne’s future. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished and what’s ahead for our community,” said Mayor Henry. “Together we’re better to address challenges and continue the momentum and successes we’re experiencing. Being a point of destination is critical in our efforts to provide quality of place amenities to set ourselves apart as a leader in attracting and retaining jobs, businesses, individuals and families.”
RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT UPDATE - LAND ACQUISITIONS SETTLED, REGIONAL CITIES FUNDING REQUEST PENDING
February 8, 2017 - The Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners, Red Bird Properties and Cambray and Associates have reached agreements on the core settlement terms for property acquisitions and relocation expenses of the final three riverfront properties located in the area planned for Riverfront Development Phase 1.