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January 4, 2021  – The Southeast Area Partnership is collaborating with the City of Fort Wayne’s Planning & Policy Department to bring new investment to the southeast quadrant and they are asking for input from area residents.

People are encouraged to take a short survey regarding several placemaking proposals supporting the Southeast Strategy Update. The proposals and survey are available online at www.southeaststrategy.org.

In addition to taking the short survey, 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.

Input from the public will help the City of Fort Wayne and Southeast Area Partnership prioritize projects for possible implementation this year.

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

The goal is to convert 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.

Renata Robinson, the Southeast Community Development Coordinator, was hired by the Southeast Area Partnership in 2020 to work alongside the southeast Fort Wayne community, the City of Fort Wayne, and local stakeholders on placemaking, urban renewal, and economic development projects that showcase the area’s cultural diversity and potential.

Residents are encouraged to fill out the survey here: https://bit.ly/3hGNe6V