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Project Overview

In 2021, the City of Fort Wayne adopted the Southeast Strategy Update; a comprehensive sub-area plan for reinvesting in Fort Wayne's southeast quadrant of the City. The plan identifies several projects and initiatives to enhance commercial corridors and nodes, one of these corridors is Oxford Street specifically between Lafayette and Anthony. Strategies for this area include aesthetic improvements such as landscaping, lighting, public art, and pedestrian connections along the corridor and to Weisser Park a block north of the project site. 

Project Goals

The project objective is to create a pedestrian-oriented and friendly environment for the Oxford Street Corridor with the following goals: 

  • Goal 1: Implementation of traffic calming solutions
  • Goal 2: Reconstruction of curbs and walks to meet current ADA standards
  • Goal 3: Reconstruction of all deteriorated drive approaches
  • Goal 4: Create an identity for the Oxford Street corridor
  • Goal 5: Update pedestrian scale street lighting
  • Goal 6: Improve stormwater drainage

Project Location

Oxford Street is an east-west roadway, which traverses through the Oxford Neighborhood Association located in Southeast Fort Wayne. The project will be designed in phases and will occur between Lafayette Street to the west and Anthony Boulevard to the east. 

Scope of Work


Survey Results

Thank you to the over 300 residents who responded to the Oxford Street Improvement Survey distributed in Fall 2023. The information and feedback you submitted helped inform the design of the project.

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Plan Alignment 

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Southeast Strategy Update
Adopted in 2021

Economic Development & Revitalization

One: Build and maintain high-quality and aesthetically pleasing public infrastructure

Two: A variety of transportation options should be available to all residents 

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All In Allen Comprehensive Plan
Adopted in 2023

Transportation & Mobility

Goal One: Support high-quality infrastructure and systems for all transportation modes that align with community needs and facilitate economic development

Goal Three: Increase safe, attractive, multimodal transportation opportunities across the entire Allen County area