Waynedale Political Commentaries


We continue to see positive momentum in the City of Fort Wayne as we invest in neighborhoods and work each day to enhance your quality of life. A great way to improve our City and make lasting investments is to take a serious look at the future of our riverfronts.

I want to encourage all of you to take the online Riverfront Fort Wayne Uses and Activities survey. The survey can be found at www.riverfrontfw.org\survey and will take just a minute or two to complete. It is available online through June 20.

The Riverfront Uses and Activities survey is designed to collect input about how you would like to see the downtown riverfront developed; the responses will be provided to the City’s riverfront consultant, SWA Group. The survey includes ten questions that focus on the importance of elements like housing, natural habitat space and recreation opportunities.

If you would like to complete a hard copy of the survey, please visit the Envision Fort Wayne Center, 916 S. Calhoun Street. The Center is open Tuesdays 2-6 p.m., Thursdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Last November, the City contracted with SWA Group to complete the Riverfront Study, which is the first comprehensive look at enhancing the use of our city’s rivers; it is intended to provide the road map to a world class investment. The study is expected to be completed in January 2015.

Our rivers are for everyone. That’s why it’s critical that we hear from you about what you would like to see along our downtown rivers.

Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor

A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, Mayor Thomas C. Henry is committed to public and community service. He was elected to his first term as Fort Wayne's Mayor November 6, 2007. Mayor Henry authors the "Message from the Mayor" column. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer