On March 26th, WBOI held the latest edition of its popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix in Downtown Fort Wayne.
The series, held a few times per year, aims to bring community leaders and residents together for a discussion of important issues in a relaxed environment over dinner and drinks. The audience is invited to submit questions, making the event interactive, entertaining, and informative.
Join WBOI's Sean Bueter and Virginia Alvino for Issues & Ales on Thursday, March 26th! It's a fun, laid-back event that features panels of experts and community leaders discussing important issues in our region.
The first hour will focus on Downtown Development and Downtown Living. We'll look at the critical mass of residential and commercial development projects, discuss the challenges, benefits and future of living downtown, and look at how these projects originated.
Fort Wayne’s Rivergreenway trail system is drawing an increasing number of people down to the riverside. But there may also be more folks than ever getting up close and personal with the water. We continue our series The Three Rivers with a look at opportunities for river recreation, and who’s participating.
In their winter boots, with snow on the ground, the Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot crew is unloading dozens of new kayaks.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry delivered his 2015 State of the City address Wednesday.
Henry praised the economic development Fort Wayne saw in 2014 – $166 million in private investment, and more than 1,000 new jobs. He also touted progress on downtown projects like the Ash Brokerage headquarters and the recently announced Cityscape Flats.
Last year also brought infrastructure improvements for neighborhoods and utilities systems, with another $20 million investment slated for this year.
Another residential development is slated to begin construction in downtown Fort Wayne this year. The announcement was made Thursday.
$20 million in private investment will be met with up to $7 million from the City of Fort Wayne to develop Cityscape Flats. The project includes apartments, row houses, and a parking garage across from Parkview Field downtown.
The City signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the plan with Indianapolis-based Domo Development, that’s scheduled to be formally approved next week.
The City of Fort Wayne is making progress in redeveloping an historic group of downtown buildings.
Mayor Tom Henry announced Tuesday the city has worked with the Downtown Development Trust and other organizations to buy seven buildings and two parking lots in the Columbia Street area, called “The Landing.”
Henry says the acquisitions will allow the city to attract a developer.
The ultimate aim is to create mixed-use residential and commercial spaces, which will help Fort Wayne meet what he calls “the high-demand for downtown housing.”