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CDAPIn 2003 the City of Fort Wayne Housing Strategy was adopted as an amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan. The strategy was the culmination of a year-long process initiated by the City of Fort Wayne's Division of Community Development and private and non-profit partners to rethink and refocus public and private efforts to re-energize the City's neighborhoods. To achieve this goal, Planning & Policy partners with neighborhood residents and other community stakeholders to develop implementable and measurable community development plans.

During the planning process, residents, community groups, property owners, and business owners identify and discuss issues, develop goals and create strategies. Plans usually include four basic elements: land use, transportation, housing, and community facilities. Other specific issues identified by community members also can be addressed by the plan.

Benefits of a Plan

Plans are presented to City Council for formal adoption and become a component of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The approved plan is used by City departments, boards, and commissions as a guide for decision-making. Key projects from plans may be selected for inclusion in the annual Capital Improvement Plan submitted to City Council as a part of the budget process. Plans also help communities organize their ideas into a single document that can be shared with residents, potential community partners, and investors.

Completed Plans, Maps, and Plan History

Bloomingdale / Spy Run      PLAN        HISTORY
East Central                        PLAN        HISTORY
Memorial Park                     PLAN       HISTORY
Nebraska Neighborhood     PLAN       HISTORY
Northside Neighborhood     PLAN      HISTORY     PLAN UPDATE
Packard Area Planning Alliance (PAPA) PLAN        HISTORY
West Central                       PLAN       HISTORY