Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry used his 11th State of the City address to tout record investments in neighborhood infrastructure projects and a growing emphasis on downtown development. During today’s address, Henry highlighted more than $30 million in neighborhood projects and ongoing business, residential and retail efforts downtown.
Henry spoke today at the Grand Wayne Center. He called the address "an opportunity to celebrate our successes, recognize our challenges and look ahead to a future full of optimism and promise."
On the downtown development front, Henry spoke about residential projects including The Landing, which will include 70 housing units, Superior Lofts, which will have 72 apartments and an apartment development from Continental Property Group. All of those efforts will include retail or commercial space as well. In addition, the $40 million Skyline Tower project is set to be complete this year, and include 124 apartments, a Ruth’s Chris Steak House and office space.
The mayor also said, by the end of the upcoming construction season, the city will have made $130 million in road, sidewalk, alley, curb and streetlight improvements since 2014. Late last year, the city said it had invested $25 million in neighborhood infrastructure improvements in 2017.