Fort Wayne Planning New Downtown Hotel

Posted: Updated:
FORT WAYNE -

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has announced plans for a $20 million downtown hotel. The city says the proposed 125-room Hampton Inn & Suites could open as soon as summer 2019.

The hotel would be located across from the Grand Wayne Center along West Jefferson Boulevard in the city's downtown. Henry's office says an analysis conducted in 2014 showed a "critical need" for more downtown hotel space.

"An additional hotel for downtown is another indication that Fort Wayne is a point of destination for businesses and visitors," Mayor Henry said in a news release. "Having more hotel capacity will enhance opportunities for the Grand Wayne Center and assist us in our efforts to continue to experience growth and momentum in our community."

The hotel is being developed by Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Corp., which also developed the Courtyard by Marriott in Fort Wayne, which opened in 2010. 

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment commission will consider a proposal for the hotel, which will include investing $500,000 in Tax Increment Financing for the project. The commission will also be responsible for the construction of a covered walkway between the hotel and parking garage, which is estimated to cost less than $250,000.

The city's Capital Improvement Board will also consider a proposal to commit nearly $1.3 million to the project. The CIB will meet next on September 28.

  • Perspectives

    • We’re Having the Wrong Conversations About Safety

      Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • (courtesy: Frank Logan/Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc.)

      Historic Military Convoy to Cross Indiana

      A sentinel moment of U.S. history is playing out Sunday in South Bend when the recreation of the U.S. Army Transcontinental Military Convoy rolls into town. Approximately 70 historic military vehicles are retracing the original 1919 cross country trip which traveled along the famed Lincoln Highway.

    • West Lafayette Center Breaks Ground

      West Lafayette city officials this week broke ground on the $31.5 million West Lafayette Wellness and Aquatic Center at Cumberland Park. Plans for the 72,000-square-foot project feature a natatorium, three gymnasiums, exercise machines, free weights and community rooms. 

    • Forbes Ranks Top Colleges; 3 Indiana Schools Make the Cut

      Forbes released its 12th annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges based on direct benefits a university or college provides its students. Several Indiana universities made the list in some “sub-categories”, like Grateful Graduates Index, but the University of Notre Dame was the only school in the state to break the top 20 overall rankings.

    • (photo courtesy of the Marshall County EDC)

      Wire and Cable Startup to Set Up Shop in Argos

      A startup wire and cable company has announced plans to launch operations in Marshall County. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Sequel Wire and Cable LLC will invest $53 million to purchase and equip the 50,000-square-foot Argos Manufacturing Center and create 120 jobs by the end of 2024. The company plans to expand the facility to more than 162,000 square feet and begin operations in early 2020. The $2.7 million Argos Manufacturing Center was built in part with...

    • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Names President and CEO

      Jeremy Kranowitz has been named president and chief executive officer of community nonprofit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.  Kranowitz previously served as managing director for Sustainability of Hazon, an organization that focuses on environmental change, especially within Jewish communities.