September 4, 2020 - Area residents are invited to review the draft recommendations of the Southeast Strategy Update 2020 now online at www.SoutheastStrategy.org. A Spanish translation is already online and a Burmese translation will soon be available.
For those who prefer to see the information in person, displays may be viewed at the following locations: Renaissance Pointe YMCA, McMillen Park Community Center, Weisser Park Center and the Hessen Cassel Public Library Branch.
The Southeast Strategy Update is designed to increase investment in the southeast quadrant of the city and was developed by the City of Fort Wayne’s Planning & Policy Department, in partnership with Sixth District City Councilwoman Sharon Tucker, the Southeast Area Partnership and an advisory committee comprised of southeast area community leaders. Hundreds of southeast residents also provided input through a week-long series of engagement events last October.
The Southeast Strategy Update 2020 is an update to a 2007 plan that focused primarily on residential strategies and resulted in new investment in the Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood. The plan update provides recommendations and action steps that focus on economic development, housing, transportation and infrastructure, community pride, public spaces and zoning. The draft recommendations involve steps for increasing investment in the southeast quadrant over the next ten years.
City planners will work to incorporate comments and suggestions from the public into the draft plan and hope to present it to the Plan Commission and City Council for adoption into the Comprehensive Plan by the end of the year.