Mayor Henry Opens Envision Fort Wayne Center

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today officially opened the new Envision Fort Wayne Center, 916 S. Calhoun St. The Center is a downtown storefront that will provide citizens with ways to learn about and contribute to community projects such as Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Downtown Fort Wayne Plan 2020 Update.

"Fort Wayne is on the cutting-edge for a community our size to have this outstanding center for public engagement," said Mayor Henry. "It will provide an unprecedented way for citizens to engage with government and the community."

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Housing Seeks Contractors for Bidders List

The Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, is seeking General Contractors, Building Contractors, Residential Contractors, Home Improvement Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Lead Based Paint Abatement Contractors and Contractors certified in HUD/ EPA RRP (Renovate, Repair and Painting) for a Bidder's List. Read more.

Riverfront Fort Wayne Public Meeting Online

The first Riverfront Fort Wayne public meeting was standing room only! If you didn't get the opportunity to attend, please watch the video presentation here.

Mayor Henry Announces 2014 Facade Grant Recipients

March 5, 2014 - Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today announced that 13 local businesses will receive 2014 Commercial Façade Grants. This year's awardees will receive $308,859 in City funding and have pledged to contribute just over $1.1 million in private investment to make improvements on their properties.

"Our Commercial Façade Grant program helps local businesses invest in our community and provide a welcoming atmosphere for their customers," said Mayor Henry. "This program ensures that our commercial corridors remain vibrant so that our citizens have convenient access to goods and services they need."

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Public Invited to Share Ideas on Riverfront Development

The public is invited to share their vision for Fort Wayne's downtown riverfront at one of two public input meetings. Both meetings will take place at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library in the auditorium. The meetings are set for:

  • Wednesday, March 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a presentation at 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 13 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with a presentation at 11:15 a.m.

"Public input is critical to the success of our riverfront study," said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. "This is everyone's riverfront and the final designs need to reflect the hopes and dreams of our entire community."

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