Fort Wayne is currently experiencing a revitalization marked by public infrastructure investments, neighborhood development and unprecedented population growth – with much of this energy centered on Downtown and its rivers. In response to these catalytic new investments, the City of Fort Wayne responded with a plan to guide and prioritize public and private riverfront projects to ensure that Fort Wayne’s public realm and riverfront are accessible to everyone and uphold a design character unique to the community.
The Fort Wayne Riverfront Plan establishes a clear vision and implementation strategies, including design guidelines, to establish an accessible riverfront that integrates existing freight rights of way and established riverfront levees with regional passenger rail use, as well as additional multi-modal transportation infrastructure, stormwater management and riverfront habitat restoration. The plan identifies priorities for catalytic new projects ranging from riverfront parks that build off the recently completed Promenade Park to enhanced mobility strategies to private mixed use development. The resulting plan links both sides of the river into the many growing and changing neighborhoods that will help Fort Wayne to become an even more livable, walkable city.
Agency supported Land Collective in the development of a Neighborhood Plan and collaborated with Beyer Blinder Belle in the creation of area-wide and site-specific design guidelines.Project Images