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Construction breaks on The Landing

It's a 32.2 million dollar project that will involve eight buildings on west Columbia Street. It's also close to other downtown development like the Riverfront.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 5:57 PM
Updated: Feb. 16, 2018 10:00 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A historic piece of downtown is getting a makeover this year. The Landing was once a booming street in Fort Wayne. Developers are now looking to breathe new life into it.

We can expect to see new pubs, cafes such as Utopian Coffee, restaurants, office space, tech startups, and creative shops.

"We are making history again," said Model Group CEO, Steve Smith.

The area will also be home to 70 new apartments and nearly 60,000 square feet of commercial space. Developers are looking to make it a place for business owners and young people to thrive.

"What we're doing is we're creating a neighborhood where people can live, work, and play on a human scale," Smith said.

It's a 32.2 million dollar project that will involve eight buildings on west Columbia Street. It's also close to other downtown development like the Riverfront.

Mayor Tom Henry said the project is unique to our city.

"We have tried on several occasions to bring this area back to life, and now I think we're in a position to hit a home run," Mayor Henry said.

The construction is expected to be completed in spring of 2019.

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