Building A Best-In-Class Community

Fort Wayne is among the fastest-growing metros 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.

Electric Works

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


Video: A New Kind of Energy

Do it Best Corp. moving HQ to Electric Works

Artist rendering of Electric Works design

Promenade Park

Transforming our riverfront into a vibrant regional landmark

Completed 2019

Video: Promenade Park Opening Night

aerial photo of Promenade Park with downtown Fort Wayne in the background

The Riverfront at Promenade Park

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


Promenade Park to get neighbor

Work begins on The Riverfront at Promenade Park

Swiss Re to become anchor tenant

glass and brick building

The Lofts at Headwaters Park

Creating more options for living and exploring in downtown Fort Wayne


Lofts moving forward

Site work begins

brick building near intersection of clinton and superior streets

The Wedge

Sparking private riverfront development on the north bank of the St. Marys River


New development project near Promenade Park

Artist's rendering of building on the north bank of the St. Marys River in Fort Wayne.

Riverfront Phases II and III

Bringing jobs and private investment to our three rivers


Riverfront Fort Wayne brochure

artist's rendering of downtown Fort Wayne's riverfront development, phases 2 and 3

The Landing

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


Video: Making History, Again

aerial photo of The Landing 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

The Pearl

Building on Main Street’s momentum with commercial, event, and living space


Suracks, City announce ‘unique’ downtown development

Artist's rendering of The Pearl mixed-use project in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

Arts Campus

Creating a campus where creativity comes to life

Planning phase

Project webpage

artist's rendering of the plans for Arts Campus Fort Wayne

Project Gateway

Airport enhancements connecting Fort Wayne to the world


Introducing Project Gateway

Passengers wait for their flight at Fort Wayne International Airport

East Allen’s Rural Revival

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