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Developed in 2006 and 2007, the Southeast Development Strategy was initiated as a 10-year vision for the future of the Southeast area of Fort Wayne to:

  • Identify opportunity areas for commercial and residential development, redevelopment, and investment;
  • Recommend incentives and initiatives to encourage investment within opportunity areas; and
  • Provide guidance through innovative land use policies.

Now, the City and the Southeast Area Partnership have come together to update the 2007 Strategy for the new decade. An advisory committee of 21 community leaders, residents, and stakeholders has been working alongside City staff to review the success of the 2007 Strategy across several topics including:

  • Economic development and revitalization;
  • Neighborhoods and housing;
  • Transportation and infrastructure;
  • Community and pride; and
  • public spaces and interconnectivity.

Results from the Southeast Charrette

Provided are links to materials created by YARD & Company during the Southeast Charrette, held 10/21/19 to 10/24/19. These are drafts of their work from a fast-paced week of public input and design. These are subject to change and will be updated as YARD & Company finalizes their work.

Kick-Off Presentation: This slide show was presented by YARD & Company at the Kick-Off event held Monday night (10/21/19). It introduced what YARD & Company planned to do and accomplish over the week's events.

Wrap-Up Presentation: This slide show was presented by YARD & Company at the Wrap-Up event held Thursday night (10/24/19) It discussed the findings YARD & Company developed over the week. The presenation walks through some of the community input that was received, some of the lessons learned, and the proposed plans for what development in Southeast could look like over the next 10 years.

Wrap-Up Boards: These boards were presented alongside the slide show at the Wrap-Up event (10/24/19). They show a summary of what YARD & Company heard from residents as well as how growth throughout Southeast could occur over the next 10 years.

Wrap-Up Perspectives: These images were presented alongside the slide show at the Wrap-Up event (10/24/19). They show what development could potentially look like in 3 years and 10 years for sites at (1) the intersection of Pontiac St and Weisser Park Ave, (2) the intersection of McKinnie Ave and Anthony Blvd, and (3) around Southtown.

Southeast Spotlight Video: Created by QuestNcreate Marketing, this video highlights some of the comments heard from Southeast residents and stakeholders during the Southeast Charrette.