October 21, 2016 - At its annual Executive Management Conference this week, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) honored Fort Wayne City Utilities with the Platinum Award for Excellence in Utility Management.
Of the more than 150,000 water and sewer providers in the country, Fort Wayne was one of only 10 chosen for this prestigious honor and the only water provider in Indiana to win the Platinum Award.
MAYOR HENRY LEADS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR SIX MILE CREEK TRAIL IN SOUTHEAST FORT WAYNE
October 19, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry, New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald, representatives from Fort Wayne Trails and community and neighborhood leaders have broken ground for phase one of the Six Mile Creek Trail.
Today’s groundbreaking was for phase one, a nearly one-mile long trail expansion from South Phoenix Parkway at Southtown Centre to the intersection of Tillman Road and Lemar Drive.
While this is only phase one of the Six Mile Creek Trail, when the full, multi-phase trail is complete, it will contribute significantly to connectivity in the community by providing a 26-mile continuous loop linking Moser Park in New Haven, Fort Wayne’s Rivergreenway and the Six Mile Trail.
“Investing in trails is critical to the current and future success of our community and region,” said Mayor Henry. “It’s great to see trail development in southeast Fort Wayne as we continue our commitment to enhancing quality of life amenities that make our City a point of destination for individuals, families, and businesses.”
MAYOR HENRY COMMENDS START OF CONSTRUCTION ON SKYLINE TOWER DEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN
October 18, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry today commended the beginning of construction on the $40 million Skyline Tower project in downtown Fort Wayne. The mixed-use development, led by Great Lakes Capital, a real estate private equity firm with offices in Fort Wayne and South Bend, features apartments and office and retail space along Wayne and Webster streets in downtown.
The project consists of 124 apartments, as well as retail and office space totaling 170,000 square feet. Retail, featuring a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, will be located on the first floor, while office space will occupy the second floor, and floors 3-12 will accommodate apartment units.
The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission’s portion of the project is $4 million paid through tax increment financing (TIF). The Skyline Garage with 1,077 parking spaces, which is owned and operated by the Commission, will provide parking for the retail, commercial, and residential spaces. The City of Fort Wayne’s New Markets Revitalization Fund played a significant role in the development by pledging New Markets Tax Credits.