Waynedale Political Commentaries


The recent vote by City Council to approve Legacy funding in the form of a loan for The Landing project shows our collective effort to continue the momentum and investments we’re experiencing in the City of Fort Wayne.

Quality of place is a key component to economic development efforts. A vibrant, urban neighborhood such as The Landing will enhance our region’s ability to recruit and retain talent and bolster our ability to attract and grow businesses and employers.

The Landing will serve as a gathering place and provide a unique setting for housing, retail, office and restaurant options in a live, work and play environment that people and businesses are seeking.

It will combine the rehabilitation of historic buildings with art, culture and entertainment to draw a diverse and engaged demographic to our urban center.

Our downtown is thriving, neighborhoods are growing and we’re seeing a positive business climate with job growth and expansion projects. In order to continue this success, we can’t stop. We must be committed to moving forward in the right direction to make Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana a point of destination.

By working together, we can make a meaningful and lasting difference in our community and region.

We’re looking forward to construction starting later this year.

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