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People weigh in on Riverfront development

More than 200 people attended a meeting at the Grand Wayne Center Thursday.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 10:38 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2019 10:51 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - People from the region are weighing in on what they would like to see along Fort Wayne's Riverfront.

More than 200 people attended a meeting at the Grand Wayne Center Thursday.

DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, updated people about the progress being made for phases two and three of the Riverfront development.

"These next steps are all about creating a vibrant district that is unique to Fort Wayne," said Mayor Tom Henry. "We want to create the right mix of commercial, retail, housing and public space that will be welcoming to all residents and will be a point of destination for our region."

Michael Mikarewich, who serves on Auburn's park board, attended to take ideas back to the Classic City.

"We have Cedar Creek which goes on the east side of our downtown. We're talking about developing that," Mikarewich said. "It is an exciting prospect because I'm hoping for Auburn it can be a transformative process as well."

Fort Wayne's planning director, Paul Spoelhof, said similar meetings will be planned in the coming weeks.

Those meetings will take place in neighborhoods.

Promenade Park will open to the public June 21.

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