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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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Facade Grant Applications Now Online

Applications for the next round of the City's Commercial Façade Grant program are now available online. The program was introduced seven years ago by Mayor Tom Henry and provides local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exteriors of their buildings.

Applications for the grants will be accepted from November 12 through December 12, 2014; they are available online at www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/facade or by calling 3-1-1. Questions may be directed to Aliza Tourkow, grants manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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River Walk Rescheduled

The Monday, October 6 river walk that was cancelled due to the weather has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The walk starts at Fort Wayne Outfitters/Bike Depot, 1004 Cass St. RSVPs are requested but not required by calling 311 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Those planning to attend are encouraged to check the website www.riverfrontfw.org the day of the event in case of any weather-related cancellations.

Participants will take part in a guided walk alongside the St. Mary's River and learn about proposed riverfront development concepts. Local architects from Design Collaborative will sketch people's ideas for what they envision along the downtown riverfront.

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Legacy Review Committee to Hold First Meeting

The Legacy Joint Funding Committee will hold its first meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in Room 030 on the Garden Level in Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

Under the Legacy review process approved by City Council in August, a nine-member committee will be responsible for reviewing requests for Legacy funding. The committee is comprised of three members of Mayor Tom Henry's administration, three members of City Council, and three citizen members (one selected by the Mayor, one selected by City Council, and one selected by the committee). The committee is designed to enhance the City's Legacy initiative.

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Take a Walk Along the River

The public is invited to take a guided walk alongside the St. Marys River and learn about proposed riverfront development concepts. Local architects will take part in the walks and sketch people's ideas for what they envision along the downtown riverfront.

Two walks are scheduled:
• October 6 from 5:30-7 p.m.
• October 7 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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