Building A Best-In-Class Community

Fort Wayne is the #1 fastest-growing metro in the Great Lakes region.


Because we offer a high quality of life with big-city amenities, while maintaining an affordable cost of living that empowers our residents to thrive.

We continue to make bold investments in ourselves, and that attracts jobs and private investment–more than $1 billion in downtown Fort Wayne alone since 2009. See what we’ve been up to, and what’s on the horizon, for a community that’s on the rise.

Promenade Park

Transforming our riverfront into a vibrant regional landmark

Completed 2019

Video: Promenade Park Opening Night

The Landing

Bringing boutique shopping and fine dining to Columbia Street–Fort Wayne’s original business district


Video: Making History, Again

Artist rendering of The Landing design

Electric Works

Reinventing the former General Electric campus, a historic hub of innovation and entrepreneurship


Video: Something Electric in the Air

Artist rendering of Electric Works design

The Bradley

Building a world-class boutique hotel experience for visitors and locals

Opened 2021

Behind The Bradley: First look inside new boutique hotel

aerial photo of five-story hotel

STAR Bank HQ at The Ashberry

A local business investing in the local community


Project Overview

rendering of new headquarters of star bank

Project Gateway

Airport enhancements connecting Fort Wayne to the world


Introducing Project Gateway

rendering of airport interior with ticketing counters to the right

East Allen’s Rural Revival

Spurring $65 million in quality-of-life improvements for our rural communities


Riverfront Phases II and III

Bringing jobs and private investment to our three rivers


Envisioning Tomorrow

The Riverfront at Promenade Park

Bringing apartments, retail, and parking to Promenade Park’s doorstep


Read: Promenade Park to get neighbor

Work begins on The Riverfront at Promenade Park

glass and brick building

The Lofts at Headwaters Park

Creating more options for living and exploring in downtown Fort Wayne


Read: Lofts moving forward

brick building near intersection of clinton and superior streets

Arts Campus

Creating a campus where creativity comes to life.

Planning phase

A Soaring Vision

Ash Skyline Plaza

Building a live-work-play gem in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne

Completed 2018

The Building that Brings Us Together

Superior Lofts

Expanding living options in downtown Fort Wayne

Completed 2018

Downtown Hampton Inn

Growing the possibilities for our convention and tourism industry

Completed 2019

At a Glance