Fort Wayne leaders will unveil final recommendations next month from a riverfront development study. The city commissioned a national consulting company last year to conduct a comprehensive study on enhancing the use of Fort Wayne's rivers.

January 14, 2015

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Area citizens are invited to celebrate the conclusion of the Riverfront Development Study and see the final recommendations from the riverfront consultants at a public meeting on February 4, 2015.

“Thousands of residents have attended public meetings, submitted ideas, taken part in special events and served on committees to help create a unique and engaging vision for our downtown riverfront,” said Pam Holocher, deputy director of Community Development. “It will be exciting to see all those efforts come together in a plan that will be a catalyst for the continued growth and success of our city and region.”

The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 5:45 p.m. After, attendees can enjoy live music and refreshments and a display of the winners from the Riverfront social media photo contest, organized by Artlink. The celebration takes place at the Grand Wayne Center in the Anthony Wayne Ballroom.

In November 2013, the City contracted with SWA Group to complete the Riverfront Study, which will be the first comprehensive look at enhancing the use of our city's rivers; it is intended to provide the road map to world class investment. For more information on the celebration or the photo, contest visit Entries for the photo contest may be submitted until January 18 and voting begins on Artlink’s Facebook page beginning January 19, 2015.

Source: City of Fort Wayne

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