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Public Invited to Community Engagement Meetings

Residents are invited to take part in public meetings and attend a documentary screening about the value of placemaking and engaging public spaces on September 21 and 22. The meetings will be led by the Gehl Studios, an internationally recognized urban design firm brought to Fort Wayne by the Knight Foundation Fund and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

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Indiana Tech opens new bike share station on Fort Wayne system

Indiana Tech today officially opened its new bike share station on the City of Fort Wayne’s bike share system. Indiana Tech President Dr. Arthur Snyder and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry were joined by Tech students and city and community representatives for a ribbon-cutting event at the university’s campus in Fort Wayne.

The new station is located on the north side of Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus, at the corner of East Washington Boulevard and Schick Street. Students along with members of the public may check out bikes from the station 24 hours a day.

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Previously Vacant and Abandoned Home Now a Neighborhood Asset

The City’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services (OHNS) has completed the first rehab of one of six West Central homes. News media were given a tour of the completely remodeled 1121 Fulton St. today.

The City purchased six vacant and abandoned homes in the historic neighborhood in 2014; all either have been or will be rehabilitated and offered for purchase to moderate- to middle-income residents. All buyers have had, or will have, significant input into the remodeling process so the homes can be customized to their preferences.

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Liberty Mills Trail Extension Gets Underway

Residents and trail enthusiasts joined Fort Wayne Deputy Mayor Karl Bandemer, members of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, and the City of Fort Wayne’s Greenways and Trails staff on August 9, 2016 to break ground for the Liberty Mills Road trail extension.

The half-mile long phase of the trail directly connects more than 300 residents along Liberty Mills Road and more than 2,000 residents who live within a half-mile walking distance of the trail.

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Commercial Façade Grant Program Enters 9th Year

Applications for the City’s 2017 Commercial Façade Grant program are now available online. Anyone interested in the program is encouraged to review the material and contact the Grants Specialist to see if their project meets the criteria.

Applications are available at www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/facade. Grants Specialist Lindsey Maksim is available by calling 311 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Maksim will speak or meet with potential applicants in order to explain the program and determine if a project is eligible before paperwork is filed. Applications will be accepted November 11 through December 12, 2016.

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