Planning has begun for phases two and three of riverfront development

You don't see security cameras in all the pretty pictures of what Promenade Park will look like. But they'll be there. (Courtesy image)

With the first phase of riverfront development slated for completion in 2018, work on phases two and three has begun with focus on planning and design.

Representatives of DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, the landscape architecture and urban design firm contracted to lead phases two and three of Riverfront Fort Wayne, are in Fort Wayne and leading focus groups with local residents to learn about their vision for the riverfront. Focus group topics include zoning, downtown living, youth involvement, historic preservation, neighborhood involvement, the environment and more.

Land Collective and its team of engineers, architects, planners and economists will work for the next 12 months to deliver three items: a comprehensive riverfront neighborhood master plan, analysis and recommendations for infrastructure to serve new private development and manage the floodway, and schematic designs and construction documents for further public improvements along the rivers’ edge.

DAVID RUBIN Land Collective is an award-winning landscape architecture and urban design firm that has worked in cities across the world. The studio has completed, or is working on, designs for waterfront districts in Wilmington, Del., Allentown, Pa., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Westfield, Ind., Columbus, Ind.; Muncie, Ind., Indianapolis and the Cayman Islands. Other members of the implementation team include: Agency Landscape + Planning; Beyer Blinder Belle; HR & A; Bruce Mau Design; One Lucky Guitar; Christopher B. Burke Engineering (CBBEL); DLZ; CE Solutions; MSKTD & Associates; Wilson Consulting and Dharam Consulting.