Community Development Helps Meet Winter Shelter Needs
Community Development's Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services recently invested $10,000 to help provide overnight shelter for homeless single women. With recent cold temperatures, finding shelter for single women has been a priority, as the Rescue Mission provides overnight shelter for homeless men, and Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network provides overnight space for homeless families.  

Residents Share Ideas for Next Phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne
Approximately 300 residents attended a recent public forum to offer their ideas about the next phases of Riverfront Development. Check out the brief video to learn what residents had to say, and stay up to date on all riverfront happenings by visiting 

Call for Workshops Now Open for Neighborhoods Conference
Anyone interested in presenting or facilitating a workshop for the upcoming Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) is now invited to submit their workshop proposal to the organizing committee.  This year's RNNC is set for September 19-21, 2019 and is hosted by Fort Wayne. The theme is "Play in the Fort," with an emphasis on how recreation and social interaction can help transform neighborhoods.

Baltes-Cambray Building Moves to Final Location
The former Baltes-Cambray Building, circa 1895, is now in its final location on the southeast corner of Superior and Harrison Streets, 177 W. Superior Street.  The historic building was scheduled to be demolished to make way for construction of Promenade Park when Bud Hall stepped forward to save the building. It was moved from its original location at 312 S. Harrison St. across Harrison to the east on January 29, 2018. Then, Allen County deeded the property at 177 W. Superior St. to the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission and the Commission deeded it to Don Hall's Restaurants. 

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Centlivre House Earns Historic Designation
The Charles F. & Mollie Centlivre House, 2417 and 2419 Spy Run Avenue, is now a designated Local Historic District. The home was originally built for Charles F. Centlivre and his wife Mollie, who were the family that operated the Centlivre Brewery. It was built in 1886 and is an outstanding example of the Queen Anne architectural style in Fort Wayne. The architects were the prominent Fort Wayne firm of Wing & Mahurin.

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New Hampton Inn to Open in July
White Lodging developers announced recently the "topping off" of its new hotel in Fort Wayne, signifying that the structural framework is now complete. The new 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne Downtown, immediately adjacent to Parkview Field and the Grand Wayne Convention Center, is on schedule to open in July 2019.

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Entrepreneur Joins Urban Enterprise Center
An ambitious entrepreneur is discovering the benefits of locating in the City's Urban Enterprise Center, 1830 Wayne Trace. Kenesha Williams-Aro recently spoke with the online publication Input Fort Wayne about her business, which is dedicated to helping small business owners with taxes, accounting and payroll services. Read the full article to find out why Williams-Aro chose to locate in the Enterprise Center.

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