Construction Starts on The Landing

The Model Group, developer for The Landing on West Columbia Street, recently celebrated the start of construction on the $32.2 million project. The Landing project includes the historic rehabilitation of seven buildings and the construction of one new building at 111 W. Columbia St. The project includes 70 apartments and 56,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. 

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Homeowner Loans Available for Roofs and Furnaces 

The City of Fort Wayne's Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services is opening a Homeowner Repair Loan program to assist residents in replacing their roofs or furnaces. The program offers 0% seven-year loans to residents who live within City limits and own and live in their home. 
Fort Wayne awarded $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits 

Mayor Tom Henry recently announced the City of Fort Wayne New Markets Revitalization Fund, LLC (FWNMRF) will receive $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits allocation authority. The tax credits provide new opportunities to spur economic growth and development throughout northeast Indiana.

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Fort Wayne UNITED releases powerful video 

Fort Wayne UNITED recently launched the #couldabeenme campaign with a powerful video designed to raise awareness about preventing violence. The video highlights the realities black men and boys often face in our community and calls on people to share stories on social media using the #couldabeenme. 

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Much of the Lakeside area of the Northside Neighborhood is now part of the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of properties considered worthy of preservation.  The Lakeside Historic District boundaries are Tennessee Avenue to the north, St. Joe Boulevard to the west, Edgewater Avenue to the south, and Crescent and California avenues to the east.

City Helps Vincent Village Prevent Homelessness

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry recently helped cut the ribbon on a rehabilitated home that is part of the Vincent Village campus. The home, located on Gay Street, is the first of six that will be rehabilitated, and one that will be built new, with funding that the City of Fort Wayne receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

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Hall's Restaurants Buys/Moves Historic Building 

Hall's Restaurants recently purchased the historic Baltes-Cambray building and moved it to make way for the new Riverfront Promenade Park. Eventually, the building will move one more time to the southeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets, where it will be rehabilitated and turned into a restaurant and bar. The Allen County Commissioners are working with the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission to make the final location available to Hall's. 

Redevelopment Commission Looks for North River Development Teams

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission is looking for development teams who are qualified to develop the 29-acre North River property. The Commission recently issued a Request for Qualifications that asks interested teams to submit references and credentials to the City. Once the City has the responses, a selection team will choose a handful of respondents who will be asked to submit project proposals for the North River property.  

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