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Southeast Placemaking

The design proposals are available for review.

 

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Residents are invited to review and comment on several placemaking proposals supporting the Southeast Strategy Update. The Southeast Strategy Update provides recommendations and action steps that focus on economic development, housing, transportation and infrastructure, community pride, public spaces and zoning.

Residents may view the designs and make comments on the website or they may email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. through January 13, 2021.

The placemaking ideas were developed by a group of 20 local architects and southeast area community creatives, in partnership with the City of Fort Wayne’s Planning & Policy Department, Sixth District City Councilwoman Sharon Tucker, and the Southeast Area Partnership.

Placemaking is a strategy of converting underutilized public spaces into inviting, attractive, and vibrant places that encourage residents to interact and gather. In conjunction with the Southeast Strategy Update, placemaking is a vital step for increasing investment in the southeast quadrant over the next ten years.

The placemaking proposals’ objectives are:

  • Identify key development sites,
  • Cultivate charm, neighborhood pride, and ownership,
  • Create southeast quadrant attractors, gathering spaces, and community relevance,
  • Untap potential opportunity areas for growth, attraction, and development, and
  • Generate beautification, identity, sense of place, and community pride.

Input from the public will help the City of Fort Wayne and Southeast Area Partnership prioritize projects for possible implementation beginning in the spring of 2021.

Placemaking Team Volunteers

Architects from:

  Bona Vita Architecture, Design Collaborative, Elevatus Architecture, MKM architecture + design

The placemaking proposals also reflect the Southeast Strategy Update guiding principles:

  • Authenticity, diversity, and cultural heritage,
  • High quality visual character, aesthetically pleasing, and regionally attractive,
  • Inclusive, equitable, accessible, and inviting, and
  • Promote a positive image and perception.