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, […]
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 […]
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?
Hello! If you’re here because of being invited at the “Longing for the City” talk Wednesday night, welcome! I’ll post lists of recommended books and resources on this Web site as time permits. Plus, if you have recommendations, please leave a comment here. Thanks for coming!
I’m completely ripping off The News-Sentinel’s headline above, but it’s too good not to. (BTW: Great headline, Caleb!) In his column today, Kevin Leininger comments on the proposed rezoning of 633 properties in a “downtown edge” zone. On paper, perhaps, the proposed changes — intended to codify earlier downtown improvements plans — don’t seem all […]
Be sure to read the column Kevin Leininger wrote after his interview with the new president of the Downtown Improvement District. Lots of good sense coming from Richard Davis: “I’m alert to the ‘Big Project’ syndrome, where the ‘titans’ decide what should be the thing to change the face of downtown. But success never depends […]