July 29, 2014 - Next week, motorists will be able to journey either north or south when traveling on Ewing Street. The street will be converted from one-way travel heading north to a two-way street heading north and south. The two-way conversion goes from Superior Street to Jefferson Boulevard where it connects to the already two-way Ewing.
The two-way conversion will allow for the preparation and construction of the roundabout at Fairfield/Ewing/Superior and Wells. At the same time that Ewing converts to two-way, Fairfield will close to traffic between Superior Street and Main Street to allow for the west side of the roundabout to be constructed. Fairfield will be converted to 2-way when construction moves to the east side of the roundabout.
RIVERFRONT CONSULTANTS PROPOSE A BALANCE OF NATURE, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT
July 23, 2014 - Fort Wayne’s riverfront consultants met with the public this evening to present initial concepts that call for a balance of Nature, Recreation and Development along the downtown riverfront.
SWA Group was hired in November 2013 to complete a riverfront study, which will be the first comprehensive look at enhancing the city’s rivers and will provide a road map for world class investment. This is the second in a series of public meetings about the future of the downtown riverfront; the next public meetings will be in October with final study results expected in January 2015.
“It’s important to remember that the ideas presented this evening are just preliminary,” said Pam Holocher, deputy director of community development. “SWA will take what they heard from the public at meetings this evening and tomorrow and further refine their concepts in order to design a riverfront unique to Fort Wayne.”
“We’re impressed with the level of public engagement in Fort Wayne,” said Kinder Baumgardner, principal with SWA Group. “After studying hundreds of public comments and listening to local residents, one theme stands out—the community wants a balance of Nature, Recreation and Development along the downtown riverfront.”