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Glynn Hines hosts The State of the 6th District Address

Fort Wayne Councilman Glynn Hines gave his last state of the 6th District Address Saturday.

Posted: Mar. 16, 2019 8:42 PM
Updated: Mar. 18, 2019 6:24 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Citizens of Fort Wayne along with elected officials filled the room to see and hear the direction in which the 6th district is heading hearing highlights and past accomplishments.

However, this 20th state of the 6th district address is a unique one because Councilman Glynn Hines is passing the torch after 20 years holding this position.

"Over the 20 years that we've been on city council, you can see the growth and I was a part of all those decisions, so I think that I can carry that forward and with my experience be an excellent selection by the good citizens of Fort Wayne for an At Large position," Hines said.

The work put in since 1999 when he was elected leads us to this point where the city's southeast side is becoming a magnet for upcoming developments.

"The interest, like for example, Greater Fort Wayne, Prophet Walker's development, Vincent Village and their development, Bottle Works, there's a lot of positive things happening. We want more so now we gotta go into the strategy phase and then how do we implement that over the next ten years."

Construction on Hessen Cassel will start soon for the curbs and sidewalks.

Other highlights so far include phase two of Posterity Heights, Bottle Works Lofts, The summer celebration at McMillen Park, The Rudisill to Tillman trail,and The EBE Program.

Sixth district candidate Sharon Tucker said she is hoping to carry out those projects.

"I would like to see those projects expanded. I'd also like to see development with retail, with restaurants, with additional grocery stores on the southeast side. Our land our resources are prime for growth and we would like to see that attention focused so we can make it a path that's open for business owners of those types of businesses," Tucker said.

Those who also made contributions to the 6th district were also honored for their services and commitment to the community.

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