FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry gave an update Tuesday morning on efforts to redevelop an area of downtown known as The Landing on West Columbia Street between Harrison and Calhoun streets. The City has bought seven buildings and two parking lots and will now try to get a developer to create a retail and entertainment complex.
In all, 110,000 square feet of space is available for first floor entertainment and upper floor residential units.
“This is a great step forward as we continue to work together to invest in our City,” said Mayor Henry. “The Landing project will assist us in our ongoing efforts to meet the high demand for downtown housing. I’m also encouraged that residents and visitors will have another location to live, work, and play as we continue to build on our successes and move forward in a meaningful way.”
The City worked with the Downtown Development Trust, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to acquire the properties.
Within the next 90 days a request for proposals from developers will be issued by the Downtown Development Trust.
The map below highlights the properties on The Landing that the Downtown Development Trust has acquired: