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Fort Wayne Wants More Recreation on the Rivers

City of Fort Wayne

The City of Fort Wayne asked and its residents answered – nearly 2,600 people responded to a survey about what they’d like to see in the future of downtown riverfront development.  

Recreational uses, both on and next to the river, had the most positive responses from the survey – followed by natural habitats and simply interesting places to sit. Mixed use development was close behind. 

People weren’t as interested in housing and winter activities on the river, however. 

Mayor Tom Henry said in a statement that the survey shows that people are clearly excited about the momentum they see in the community. 

The city’s consultant, SWA group, has been given the survey results, and are reviewing them along other public input.The group is developing several broad concepts for riverfront development. Those will be presented during public meetings where attendees can offer feedback on the designs. 

The meetings will be at the downtown Allen County Public Library on Wednesday, July 23rd starting at 5:30 p.m., and Thursday, July 24th at 11 a.m.