Mayor Graham Richard today announced plans for an urban revitalization initiative near downtown Fort Wayne.

The Renaissance Pointe development would include plans for nearly 400 new homes, the rehabilitation of more than 100 existing homes, a greenway trail, and improved infrastructure. The

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The City of Fort Wayne has been notified that the Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling that the City of Fort Wayne can complete the acquisition of the former Southtown Mall site with no additional liability.

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Office of Homeland Security rolled out its new Mobile Communications Center today at the City of Fort Wayne'€™s Radio Shop. The 24-foot communications truck contains state-of-the-art equipment that will help to provide emergency responders with the information and

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City and community leaders tonight will present a progress report to City Council on downtown revitalization through the Downtown BlueprintPlus plan.

Tonight'€™s report will announce the work of the BlueprintPlus steering committee, comprised of government, business and neighborhood leaders, is

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Mayor Graham Richard will be a featured speaker at the Fiber-to-the-Home Council membership meeting and FiberFirst Minnesota workshop June 14-15 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Mayor Richard will discuss how communities can benefit from broadband technology. Mayor Richard will speak to government and

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Festival goers and individuals walking downtown now have a wider, more accommodating sidewalk to enjoy along Clinton Street near Freimann Square and Headwaters Park.

City and community leaders today led a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the substantial completion of the project. The work was a key

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The City of Fort Wayne has developed a user-friendly Rivergreenway brochure for residents.

The brochure is available at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation office, 705 E. State Blvd., Allen County Public Library branches, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of

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The river level on the Cedarville Dam will be lowered for a short time on Thursday, June 1 while crews make repairs to the dam. The level will be lowered from 17.6 feet to 17 feet at 1 a.m. June 1. The level will return to normal by around 3 p.m. on June 1.

City and neighborhood leaders today watched as “Illsley Place-West Rudisill Historic District” signs were placed in the Illsley Place and West Rudisill neighborhoods. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in April.

Wendy Barrott has been hired as the City'€™s Director of Energy and Environmental Services. Barrott has a wide range of experience in environmental issues. She has worked in the automotive and government sectors. Barrott also has experience in energy policy, air quality management and public

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The City of Fort Wayne was recently recognized with a 2006 ARCH Commendation Award for the redevelopment of the Firestone building at Jefferson Boulevard and Fairfield Avenue. The endangered landmark will be converted into a Starbucks coffee shop.

ARCH recognized the City for its commitment to

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Leaders of several local trail groups have formed a Towpath Trail Task Force to promote the expansion of regional greenway connectivity.

Construction will begin this year on the Towpath Trail, a multi-use pedestrian/bicycle pathway connecting Aboite Township with the Fort Wayne and New Haven

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City TV Comcast Channel 58 is airing a new program, “Building a Better Community,” focused on the City'€™s Division of Community Development.

The debut program examines the importance of historic preservation and helps viewers gain an understanding on certain myths about historic preservation.

The

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National Public Works Week will be celebrated May 21-27. This year'€™s theme is “Public Works: The Heart of Every Community.” The City of Fort Wayne'€™s public works and utilities division is responsible for street maintenance, snow removal, leaf pickup, flood control, garbage and recycling

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Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Lean and Six Sigma for Government conference May 22-23 in Vienna, Virginia.

Mayor Richard will share how Fort Wayne has saved over $10 million by using Six Sigma best practices to better serve taxpayers, reduce costs and provide

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More than 3,400 volunteers will help clean the City'€™s neighborhoods, parks and rivers on Saturday, May 20 as part of the annual Great American Cleanup.

Nearly 150 groups will focus on cleaning a certain site in the City. Some of the highlights include cleanups at the following locations:
* North

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The Maumee River Pathway of the Rivergreenway has been reopened. The section between the 2.75 mile marker and the 3 mile marker (just west of Coliseum Boulevard) along the Maumee River Pathway of the Rivergreenway was scheduled to be closed this week. Due to inclement weather, crews are not able at

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Deputy Mayor Mark Becker, New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald and Allen County Commissioners Linda Bloom, Marla Irving and Nelson Peters will recognize area businesses for their 2005 contributions to Allen County's economic vitality at the 12th annual Business Expansion Awards Breakfast. The event,

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