Find information about the Posterity Scholar House, new Historic Downtown brochure, Fort Wayne UNITED and more in this October newsletter. 

Construction Underway on Historic Coca-Cola Plant

Mayor Tom Henry joined representatives from Miller-Valentine Group and Vincent Village recently in celebrating the start of construction on the Bottle Works Lofts development in southeast Fort Wayne. The groundbreaking took place at the former Coca-Cola bottling facility, 1631 E. Pontiac St.
Hampton Inn & Suites Coming to Downtown

Mayor Tom Henry recently announced plans to bring a 125-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel to downtown Fort Wayne. The hotel will be located across West Jefferson Boulevard from the Grand Wayne Center and next to the Courtyard Fort Wayne Downtown; it could open as soon as summer 2019.

Learn More Here.
Construction Underway on Posterity Scholar House in Southeast Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry recently joined officials from BWI, LLC to break ground on the first Moving Forward energy-efficient affordable housing and transportation development in Indiana. Posterity Heights is a $42 million development being constructed on the 28-acre site of the former McMillen Apartment parcel of land on the city's southeast side, 4209 Plaza Dr.

  Learn more here.
Get to Know Downtown's Historic Buildings

The Community Development Planning Department recently published a Historic Downtown Fort Wayne brochure detailing information about 40 downtown buildings. Learn about the architects, styles, ownership and unique features of some of our City's most interesting and beautiful buildings. Pick up a copy of the brochure at Visit Fort Wayne, on the third floor of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., or download a copy here.   
Weed Program Ends October 27

The City's Weed Program will close on October 27 this year. To date, approximately 4,850 properties have been cited for weed violations (vegetation higher than nine inches). This is less than previous years; there have been fewer complaints received through 311 and mowing crews note that more residents are keeping up with their mowing. Over the winter months, staff will work on streamlining processes to make the program more responsive to citizens.  

Learn about the weed program here.
Memorial Markers Prepared for Bowser Park

Now that the demolition of the Bowser Buildings on East Creighton Avenue is complete, the Community Development Division is preparing memorial markers to commemorate Sylvanus Freelove Bowser, who invented the fuel pump, and his company. The markers will be placed in Bowser Park, 2410 Winter St.

Learn more here.