Category Archives: Urban ecology

Riverfront Fort Wayne Big Reveal Scheduled

After a year of meetings, discussions and brainstorming, SWA, the consulting firm leading the Riverfront Development Project, will present their final vision of the Fort Wayne’s future riverfront downtown. Very exciting.

The February 4th event promises to be informative and fun. Looks like a party!

The ERC has been involved in the activities. Robert Gillespie is serving on the Utilities Subcommittee (includes ecological “utility” afforded by green spaces like right of ways) and Bruce Kingsbury on the Parks Subcommittee.

As an outgrowth of this endeavor, the City asked ERC director Bruce Kingsbury to lead an investigation into the feasibility and composition of a prominent part of the development plan, an urban ecology center! What a cool possibility for Fort Wayne.

Find out more about the whole process at the Riverfront Fort Wayne website.

Riverfront Fort Wayne: Get Involved

Want to help shape the future of Fort Wayne?

Representatives from the city-sponsored Riverfront Fort Wayne project are hosting two opportunities to do so. Officials and architects invite the public to join them on a river walk to discuss visions for the future of Fort Wayne’s riverfront development. The tours will be held on Monday October 6 and Tuesday October 7. Come on down!

Please see details on this flyer.

(Riverfront development study area, City of Fort Wayne)

Riverfront Development Public Meetings

The City of Fort Wayne will host the next round of public meetings with the City’s riverfront consultant, SWA Group, this Wednesday and Thursday. Both meetings will take place downtown at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library in the theater (downstairs!). The meetings are set for:

* Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a presentation at 5:45 p.m. and

* Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. with a presentation at 11:15 a.m.

Both meetings will cover the same information, so you only need to attend one. During the meetings, citizens will be asked to respond to SWA’s concepts for downtown riverfront development. Read more.