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Riverfront Survey: What are YOUR Priorities?

Riverfront Fort Wayne consultants are drawing up their final proposals and offering one last opportunity for public input. A Riverfront Improvement Priorities survey is now online and will take residents just minutes to complete.

The survey can be found at www.RiverfrontFW.org; the link is on the right side of the home page. The survey asks people to prioritize the riverfront elements that are most important to them based on the latest plans presented at public meetings on October 29 and 30. For example, residents are asked to choose among elements such as a promenade, entertainment areas, urban ecology center, outdoor adventure area, historic steam locomotive attraction, recreation activities and more.

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Next Legacy Meeting November 19, 2014

The Legacy Joint Funding Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Room 030 on the Garden Level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

North Anthony Boulevard Now on National Register

The North Anthony Boulevard Historic District is now part of the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of properties considered worthy of preservation.

The residential historic district boundaries are roughly along North Anthony Boulevard from Lake to Crescent avenues. North Anthony was a key feature in the 1911 Park and Boulevard Plan for Fort Wayne, by landscape architect George Kessler. Kessler's work was part of Fort Wayne's City Beautiful planning; his concepts completely transformed public and private development throughout the community and led to the development of many of Fort Wayne's historic twentieth century residential areas.

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Consultants Envision Riverfront Experience Like No Other

Fort Wayne's riverfront plan is one step closer to being finalized and envisions a unique waterfront experience. The City's riverfront consultant, SWA Group, unveiled the latest version of the proposal at a public meeting this evening. The draft plan calls for a focus on nature, recreation and development with construction of a riverfront promenade being the first phase of the plan.

The promenade would be located on both the north and south banks of the St. Marys River. It would incorporate two levels, one lower to the water and one higher that would connect to shopping, dining and residential areas along Superior Street. Rooftop terraces and pedestrian bridges would also be part of the promenade area, as would Headwaters Junction, a rail-themed attraction and home to the historic 765 steam locomotive.

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See latest Riverfront Fort Wayne updates at next public meetings

Area citizens are invited to see the latest updates to the Riverfront Fort Wayne design concepts at one of two public input meetings. Both meetings will take place downtown at the Grand Wayne Center in Convention Hall A. The meetings are set for:

• Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:45 p.m. and
• Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a presentation at 11:15 a.m.

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