Riverfront Development

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 02/17/18

Feb 16, 2018
Kara Heingartner

This podcast of the WBOI Weekend News Roundup highlights the top stories to hit the Fort Wayne area this week. It starts with the headlines and an interview with Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll, who will be retiring at the end of March. Then, hearing from the only Hoosier Winter Olympian, Nick Goepper. Finally, Bravas representatives and one lucky winner talk about about the first annual "A Very Bougie Bravas Valentine's". 

For more information about the stories covered in the podcast, here are links to the full articles:

The City of Fort Wayne announced plans to build a mixed-use development directly east of the new Promenade Park, which will cost an estimated $61.7 million.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

With riverfront development construction underway in Fort Wayne, the City and the parks department are left to decide on the promenade’s aesthetics. During a meeting of the parks board on Thursday, a sculpture was chosen to serve as the promenade’s centerpiece.

Courtesy/Hop River Brewing Company

As Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront activity continues to grow, Paris McFarthing and Ben Jackson are adding to the excitement, with a new business venture called Hop River Brewing Company. 

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Fort Wayne City Council approved a 0.13 percent increase to the local income tax rate Tuesday night, creating a revenue stream that will help pay for riverfront development and sidewalk and alley repairs.

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