My family can tell you I was as excited as a schoolgirl at Build-a-Bear when I saw the drawings for the planned Ash Brokerage headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. This. Is. TREMENDOUS. What a fantastic looking building for our city. But as I studied the building yesterday, I came across some disgruntled comments about it, […]
I walked to school every day of my life, from kindergarten through high school. It was only a quarter mile to my elementary school, and it was less than a mile to the high school. And every street had a sidewalk. But that was 30 years ago. Now, such a simple part of life seems […]
A story in Sunday’s Journal Gazette about the non-profit Downtown Development Trust asks the right questions and encourages the correct debate on these kinds of efforts: Several local leaders hope to re-create that venti-sized success through the Downtown Development Trust, a non-profit that allows them to sell properties at a discount to folks who promise […]
Councilman John Shoaff identified what may be the central reason the city of Fort Wayne hits opposition when it proposes a street widening project. Shoaff has been a strong opponent of the city’s plan to widen State Boulevard through the Brookview-Irvington Park neighborhood, from Clinton Street to Wells Street. And during Tuesday’s common council meeting, Shoaff […]
I’m way late commenting on this story, since it ran in the April 1 Journal Gazette. But “State of State Boulevard” by Stacey Stumpf is an excellent read on the city’s plan to widen and straighten State Boulevard west of Clinton Street. It’s excellent because it clearly presents the city’s case for the construction and […]
The mayor of Bloomington is proposing a ban on chain stores in downtown. Can such a ban save a downtown?
“Fort Wayne residents have once again expressed support for thoughtful design in downtown Fort Wayne through the downtown design survey earlier this fall. An internal team and an advisory group will use the survey’s information as they create a Downtown Design Manual by early next year.”
Calhoun Street in downtown Fort Wayne from Washington Boulevard to Berry Street was demolished, and rebuilt, and is now a two-way street. What do you think?
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What would Fort Wayne be like today if it had approved building an expressway back in the 1950s?