YARD building targeted development strategy for Southeast Fort Wayne

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The City of Fort Wayne is updating its plan for the Southeast quadrant of the city. As part of the effort, they have engaged a team led by YARD & Company to uncover possibilities for growth and development in key areas with a focus on a 3-5 year implementation horizon. This work includes:

  1. Diverse, creative and active engagement strategies that connect stakeholders to the process

  2. Immersive design exploration experiences for specific opportunity areas and places

  3. Recommendations for housing, retail, commercial, light industrial, adaptive reuse and supportive infrastructure such as streets and parks

  4. Demand and supply creation strategies

A central part of the engagement will be an active design charrette the week of 21 October in Fort Wayne where the team will be developing ideas and testing them with community partners. Pop up engagements will be occurring throughout the week at barbershops, beauty salons, cafes and other current neighborhood meetups.