In unanimous votes by both the Planning Department and Fort Wayne’s City Council, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective was selected to develop the Fort Wayne Riverfront master plan, expanding the vision established in Phase One to include opportunities for private investment in the Downtown and adjacent neighborhoods. The effort is intended to complement the public dollars already expended by the City and its citizenry and leverage the value to positively inform a return on investment through private development.
The plan is comprised of two parts: a neighborhood master plan that gives vision to the expanding Downtown District and the neighborhoods to the north, and a hydrologic study of the St Marys, St Josephs, and Maumee Rivers confluence. These two simultaneous explorations will complement each other in an effort to establish a plan that defines development opportunities in a manner that is aligned with the rivers’ natural processes. As the plan progresses, the team will begin the design of Phases Two and Three, and construction documentation of Phase Two, so that the City is prepared to expand upon the successes of Promenade Park, scheduled to open mid-summer 2019.
Significant public engagement through the planning process will give voice to Fort Wayne’s diverse constituency and ensure that the riverfront plan is informed by and inclusive of the breadth of citizenry throughout the region. Everyone has a place in the Fort Wayne riverfront.
This Land Collective collaboration is informed by the talents of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, Agency Landscape + Planning, HR&A, Bruce Mau Design, Christopher Burke Engineers, and DLZ Engineers.Project Images