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City leaders unveil phase 2 of Riverfront Development Project

City leaders unveil phase 2 of Riverfront Development Project
City leaders unveil phase 2 of Riverfront Development Project(WPTA)
Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 6:49 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - City leaders unveiled details surrounding phase two of the Riverfront Development Project Wednesday afternoon.

Phase two will cost around $25 million and will bring trails, a wetland boardwalk and two new boat docs.

“This is part of the evolutionary process of trying to truly embrace our rivers as an asset to our community,” Mayor Tom Henry said.

Henry said the excitement is growing surround what this project will bring.

“It’s very hard to be patient,” Henry said. “When we see what’s happening in phase one, we’re very excited about what’s going to happen in phase two, it’s going to be a continuation of the public space.”

Fort Wayne Director of Community Development Nancy Townsend is happy to see their work paying off.

“This is an effort that started with the community,” Townsend said. “To be able to deliver with something that the community wants and ask for is the best feeling ever.”

Construction on Phase one of the plan started in February and will add a six story mixed-use building and a parking garage scheduled to be completed early next year. It also includes more than 200 apartments and seven town homes set to be finished in 2023.

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