Building A Best-In-Class Community

Fort Wayne is among the fastest-growing metros in the Great Lakes region.

Why?

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

2017-2022

FortWayneElectricWorks.com

Video: Something Electric in the Air

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

RiverfrontFW.org

Video: Promenade Park Opening Night

The Riverfront at Promenade Park

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

2021-2023

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

2021-2023

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

2022-2023

New development project near Promenade Park

Artist's rendering of mixed-use building on the north bank of the St. Marys River in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

Riverfront Phases II and III

Bringing jobs and private investment to our three rivers

2018-2023

Riverfront Fort Wayne brochure

The Landing

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

2017-2022

TheLandingFW.com

Video: Making History, Again

Artist rendering 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

2021-2023

Project overview

rendering of new headquarters of star bank

The Pearl

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

2022-2023

New $50-million development planned for downtown

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

Project Gateway

Airport enhancements connecting Fort Wayne to the world

2019-2023

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

2018-2022

NewAllenAlliance.net