Mayor Graham Richard will be a keynote speaker at the Digital City Expo in Washington, D.C. The Mayor will speak at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 3.

Mayor Richard will share his vision of a wired and inspired city for job creation, workforce development and bridging the digital divide.

Mayor Richard will also


Fort Wayne City Council has approved the designation of  701 Kinnaird Ave. and the 700-1200 blocks of the Columbia Avenue corridor as local historic districts.

Known as the Harry & Jennie Fishack House, 701 Kinnaird Ave. has remained virtually unchanged since the time of its construction. The


The City of Fort Wayne is hosting a free forum to assist small businesses. The Self Employment and Start Up Business Forum will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 29 in the Omni Room, second floor of the City-County Building, One East Main St.

The event will include instruction on


The Fort Wayne Plan Commission today will consider approving an amendment to the Jefferson Boulevard/Illinois Road Economic Development Area.

Last week, the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission approved a declaratory resolution expanding the area to increase economic development opportunities. The


The City'€™s Yard Waste Recycling Facility, 6202 Lake Ave., will begin summer hours on Monday, April 2. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors can pick up biosolids and mulch for gardening and landscaping projects.

Biosolids and mulch are free if customers load


The recommendations of the Preserve-it Allen! Historic Preservation Strategy are described in a new, full-color brochure produced by the City'€™s Division of Community Development.

Developed as a compliment to the Plan-it Allen! Comprehensive Plan, the Strategy is a comprehensive approach to



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A national expert on sustainable development will visit Fort Wayne to present ideas on how communities can benefit by integrating best practices in transportation, energy efficiency and broadband technology.

Scott Bernstein, President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago, will


Mayor Graham Richard has proclaimed March 19-23 as Flood Awareness Week in the City of Fort Wayne.

Flood Awareness Week serves as a reminder of the flood mitigation efforts that have occurred since the flood of 1982. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Flood of 1982, which caused more than


Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced significant progress is being made in southeast Fort Wayne in private investments, housing, infrastructure, and public safety. Mayor Richard presented a progress report on southeast development as part of his Report to the People speech to the Southeast Area


The City of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will present design ideas in an effort to make enhancements to the Wells Street corridor from Superior Street to State Boulevard.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at 2000 North Wells...

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s seventh annual International Festival will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, March 10 and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at the new downtown Allen County Public Library.

The theme for this year'€™s festival is “Unifying the Community.” The festival is sponsored by the City


A reminder from Fort Wayne'€™s 21st Century Scholars iTeam. All 21st Century Scholar seniors must complete an affirmation form and their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms by Saturday, March 10. Call 481-4175 for more information. The Twenty First Century Scholars and the City have


Plan-it Allen!, the first-ever, joint land use and development plan for Allen County and Fort Wayne, is being presented to several governing bodies in February and March. The preliminary adoption process timeline has been revised to include a new Allen County Plan Commission date.



Mayor Graham Richard'€™s Report to the People to the Southeast Area Partnership will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at New Joshua Baptist Church, 4202 Hessen Cassel Rd.

The Mayor'€™s report will feature a progress report on southeast development, including updates on the Southeast


The City of Fort Wayne today acquired the Palace Restaurant property at 1202 S. Harrison St.

The property would be included in the area where a new parking garage would be constructed as part of the proposed Harrison Square mixed-use downtown development plan.

The purchase price was $2.4 million.