Fort Wayne Riverfront

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Fort Wayne’s riverfront development officially began Thursday with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of Promenade Park.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Fort Wayne City Council held a public hearing Tuesday to allow people to voice their opinions on whether to raise the county income tax rate. The majority of people who spoke at the hearing were in favor.

Fort Wayne’s Board of Park Commissioners discussed riverfront development during a meeting Thursday. The project might be partially funded by an income tax increase, if City Council approves the plan.

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While construction on Fort Wayne’s riverfront development project isn’t set to begin until July, that isn’t stopping the city from planning what will come next.

Even though ground hasn’t been broken on the first phase yet, the city is already looking ahead to phase two. Parks and recreation director Al Moll calls the second phase entirely “conceptual” at this point, and notes the project will be far less intensive than phase one.

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Fort Wayne-based Ambassador Enterprises announced they will invest $500,000 in the South Dock Amphitheatre at Riverfront Park, earning them naming rights.

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The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Tuesday to support seven projects using Regional Cities Initiative funding as part of the Road to One Million plan.

Erosion washes away about a foot of soil each year on the banks of the St. Marys River near Headwaters Park. This is bad for the land and also for the rivers, which is why the city plans to stabilize the riverbank in this area to prevent future erosion.

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and several stakeholders provided an update on the city’s riverfront development plans at the Wells Street Bridge on Monday.

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The design for the first phase of Fort Wayne’s proposed riverfront development was unveiled Wednesday. 

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Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana are gearing up for their third annual Living Fort Wayne Concert Series, which kicks off at Headwaters Park West on Wednesday, June 1st.

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