Fort Wayne is seeking public opinion on how its downtown riverfront area should be developed. Mayor Tom Henry says the city hopes to gain input on elements including housing and recreation opportunities.

May 13, 2014

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is encouraging local residents to take the online Riverfront Fort Wayne Uses and Activities survey. The survey can be found at www.riverfrontfw.orgsurvey and will take just a minute or two to complete. It is available online through June 20.

The Riverfront Uses and Activities survey is designed to collect input about how Fort Wayne residents would like to see the downtown riverfront developed; the responses will be provided to the City's riverfront consultant, SWA Group. The survey includes ten questions that focus on the importance of elements like housing, natural habitat space and recreation opportunities.

“Riverfront Fort Wayne is for everyone,” said Mayor Henry. “That’s why it's critical that we hear from residents about what they’d like to see along our downtown rivers. This is a great opportunity to assist us in continuing the unprecedented momentum we’re seeing in our City.”

Anyone who would like to complete a hard copy of the survey may visit the Envision Fort Wayne Center, 916 S. Calhoun St. The Center is open Tuesdays 2-6 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and will also be open May 17 from noon-3 p.m. during the Kickstart Festival. Paper copies of the survey will also be available during the Riverpalooza festival May 31 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the historic Wells St. Bridge.

In November 2013, the City contracted with SWA Group to complete the Riverfront Study, which is the first comprehensive look at enhancing the use of our city's rivers; it is intended to provide the road map to a world class investment. The study is expected to be completed in January 2015.

Source: City of Fort Wayne

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