Downtown Fort Wayne http://wboi.org en Fort Wayne Wants More Recreation on the Rivers http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-wants-more-recreation-rivers <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The City of Fort Wayne asked and its residents answered – nearly 2,600 people&nbsp;responded to a survey about&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.riverfrontfw.org/images/RF_Uses_and_Activites_Survey_Results.pdf." style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">what they’d like to see</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-s Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:47:08 +0000 Virginia Alvino 33020 at http://wboi.org Fort Wayne Wants More Recreation on the Rivers Construction Set to Start on Ash Development http://wboi.org/post/construction-set-start-ash-development <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City and business leaders officially broke ground Thursday on downtown Fort Wayne’s largest new development.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>The project is broken up into two components: the “Ash Skyline Plaza” and the “Skyline Terrace.”</p><p>A groundbreaking ceremony commemorated the start of construction on the 98 million dollar mixed-use development. The project is funded by the public-private partnership of Ash Brokerage Corporation, Hanning and Bean Enterprises and the City of Fort Wayne.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Virginia Alvino 31705 at http://wboi.org Construction Set to Start on Ash Development Fort Wayne Awarded $33 Million for Future Development http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-awarded-33-million-future-development <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Fort Wayne has been awarded $33 million in federal funding for future development projects. Mayor Tom Henry made the announcement Wednesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Fort Wayne is the only entity in Indiana to receive funds from the New Markets Tax Credit Program this year. It grants tax credits to investors for development projects in low-income communities.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:30:12 +0000 Virginia Alvino 31648 at http://wboi.org Fort Wayne Awarded $33 Million for Future Development Ash Project Gets More Space, Higher Costs http://wboi.org/post/ash-project-gets-more-space-higher-costs <p></p><p>The Ash Brokerage project set for Downtown Fort Wayne is getting bigger. And it's getting more expensive.</p><p>The news came Thursday as Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and the project developers announced the signing of the development agreements for the building. The site is expected to take up nearly a full city block bordered by Wayne, Harrison, Berry and Webster streets.</p><p>The building includes office space for Ash Brokerage, condominiums, first floor retail space and an underground city parking garage.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:49:49 +0000 Sean Bueter 30145 at http://wboi.org Ash Project Gets More Space, Higher Costs Envision Fort Wayne Center Open For Citizen Input http://wboi.org/post/envision-fort-wayne-center-open-citizen-input <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Fort Wayne’s future now has a storefront.&nbsp;City residents will be able to learn about and offer input on community projects in&nbsp;&nbsp;person. Mayor Tom Henry officially opened&nbsp;&nbsp;the Envision Fort Wayne Center on Monday.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:56:05 +0000 Virginia Alvino 28463 at http://wboi.org Envision Fort Wayne Center Open For Citizen Input Mayor Henry Proposes $3 Million Investment in USF Downtown Campus http://wboi.org/post/mayor-henry-proposes-3-million-investment-usf-downtown-campus <p>Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced a proposal today to help renovate the University of Saint Francis’ downtown campus.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal would be paid for with the City’s Legacy Funds.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Henry says Fort Wayne is a center of education, and the city should capitalize on that benefit. He says "a lot of people don't realize that we have truly a college town. We have over 30,000 college students in this city."</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:54:39 +0000 Virginia Alvino 25223 at http://wboi.org Mayor Henry Proposes $3 Million Investment in USF Downtown Campus Extended Interview: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry http://wboi.org/post/extended-interview-fort-wayne-mayor-tom-henry <p>2013 is already in the history books, but before we leave it behind, we wanted to survey the year gone by with the man at the center of some of Fort Wayne’s biggest stories.</p><p></p><p>WBOI’s Sean Bueter recently talked to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry about some of the city’s victories and challenges in 2013,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and asked him to look ahead to the new year.</span></p><p></p><p>This is the extended interview with Mayor Henry, including portions of the conversation not included on-air.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Sean Bueter 24897 at http://wboi.org Extended Interview: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry Henry Announces $71 Million Downtown Development http://wboi.org/post/henry-announces-71-million-downtown-development <p>Downtown Fort Wayne is poised to develop another large scale private-public partnership. &nbsp;Mayor Tom Henry announced plans Monday for new corporate space, housing, and retail.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ash Brokerage is set to move its national headquarters to the space at the corner of Harrison and Berry, bringing with it 200 existing employees, and hopes of adding up to 115 more in the coming years. Ash will invest nearly $20 million in the project.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:53:05 +0000 Virginia Alvino 20705 at http://wboi.org Henry Announces $71 Million Downtown Development Downtown Fire Ravages Multiple Buildings http://wboi.org/post/downtown-fire-ravages-multiple-buildings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Towers of black and gray smoke billowed over the eastern edge of downtown Fort Wayne Monday as a massive warehouse fire kept first responders busy into the night.</span></p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:01:40 +0000 Sean Bueter 19215 at http://wboi.org Downtown Fire Ravages Multiple Buildings Better Picture, More Films: Cinema Center Goes Digital http://wboi.org/post/better-picture-more-films-cinema-center-goes-digital <div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><div class="im"><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Cinema Center in downtown Fort Wayne is known for showing movies you might not see elsewhere – everything from old classics, to indie films, and documentaries, to name a few.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:47:03 +0000 Katy Anderson 18799 at http://wboi.org