The second-term mayor took the opportunity to applaud the momentum he says the city has gained in recent years, touching on everything from riverfront and downtown development to infrastructure and crime.
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.”
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry Tuesday officially announced his candidacy for a third term.
Henry says Fort Wayne has never had a Democratic mayor serve three terms in a row – but he’d like to be the first. He’s seeking re-election for another four-year stint in office.
Henry touts accomplishments the City has seen since he took office seven years ago, including a reduction in overall crime, particularly homicide, an improving unemployment rate, and a significant investment in infrastructure.