Downtown

Smith Academy students replant trees along Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne

First, they received a brief tutorial. Then students from Smith Academy for Excellence dug into planting eight trees along the 600 block of West Main Street to replace others that had been cut down because they had begun crowding power lines. "I just want to help out," said Elijah Gibson, ...

Update on Fort Wayne riverfront park, other downtown riverfront development

Work is progressing on Fort Wayne's downtown riverfront park, and parks officials already have begun the effort to get design work going for the second and third phases of downtown riverfront development. New Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department Director Steve McDaniel updated the ...

Want to hold an event in downtown Fort Wayne? Entering this contest could help

The downtown Improvement District will once again offer its Winter-Spring events contest which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April 2019 for a chance to receive production support. Winning events will be awarded ...

Fizz Fest leaves downtown Fort Wayne buzzing

Downtown Fort Wayne was in a sugar buzz Saturday at the inaugural Fizz Fest 2018 - Summit City Craft Soda Festival & Winter Carnival at USF Performing Arts Center. The festival drew those interested in trying some of the many glass-bottled, cane sugar-sweetened craft sodas available for ...

The Fort Report: Downtown living

Guests are Downtown Improvement District President Bill Brown and IPFW Community Research Director Rachel Blakeman, who discuss the results and meaning of a recent study on the people who live and work in and near downtown. All episodes of The Fort Report premiere at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on ...

Developers of new hotel in downtown Fort Wayne seeking tax breaks

The Merrillville-based developer of one of two new hotels planned for downtown Fort Wayne is seeking incentives that would reduce its taxes on the $17.8 million project by about $3.23 million over 10 years. White Lodging in September announced its intent to build a 136-room Hampton Inn and ...