Find information about West Central rehabs, a pilot program for entrepreneurship and more in this December newsletter. 

Private Development Coming to Riverfront

Mayor Tom Henry recently joined representatives of Continental Property Group to announce a proposal to bring a $61.7 million mixed-use development to the City of Fort Wayne's riverfront. The project would be located on 3.34 acres at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets, directly east of the new Promenade Park, which is under construction and part of the Riverfront Fort Wayne initiative. 

Learn more here.
New District to Focus on Entrepreneurship 

The City of Fort Wayne is one of two Indiana communities chosen for a pilot program aimed at increasing entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly unanimously approved legislation authorizing an entrepreneurship and enterprise district for both Fort Wayne and Lafayette. Several weeks ago, City Council and Mayor Henry established the Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) in accordance with the new legislation.

Posterity Heights Construction on Schedule

Construction of the first phase of Posterity Scholar House is on schedule to open in the summer or early fall of 2018. Framing has been completed on the north and south buildings and water and sewer lines are being installed. 

Learn More Here.
Rehabs Create Affordable Housing Opportunities in West Central

As part of its efforts to positively impact property values for the West Central neighborhood by increasing home ownership opportunities, Housing & Neighborhood Services has rehabilitated the last of six homes in the area. All the homes were sold to individuals or families meeting low- to moderate-income guidelines and all were rehabilitated according to guidelines from the Historic Preservation Commission.

See before and after photos of the homes here.
City Community Liaison Appointed to State Latino/Hispanic Commission 

The City of Fort Wayne's Community Liaison, Palermo Galindo, has been appointed to the Indiana Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs (ICHLA) by Senate President Pro Tempore David C. Long 

Fort Wayne UNITED Representatives meet with State Attorney General

Fort Wayne UNITED Director Iric Headley, Deputy Chief Derrick Westfield and volunteers Christopher Guerin and Joe Jordan were recently invited to meet with Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. Hill is interested in exploring ways his office can partner with Fort Wayne UNITED and advance its vision to help every black male in Fort Wayne achieve his full potential. The AG's Office supports the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, which has proven success in reducing homicides in targeted neighborhoods, and is looking to reach out to other Indiana communities. 

Learn more about Fort Wayne UNITED here.
Longtime Neighborhood Volunteer Honored

Bloomingdale neighborhood volunteer Bud Mendenhall was recently honored by Governor Eric Holcomb with the Circle of Corydon award. State Representative Martin Carbaugh recommended Mendenhall for the award, who, along with his wife Jean, got involved in the 90's with Bloomingdale Association. They have been involved in advocating for Fort Wayne neighborhoods ever since. Congratulations Bud!