Selected highlights from the State of the City address

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry touched on a multitude of topics during the first State of the City address of his third term which he delivered Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort Wayne.

The following are some of the highlights from the speech.  Most of them deal with tangible developments residents can expect to see in 2016:

  • Skyline garage, a component of the downtown Ash Skyline Plaza, will soon be open to the public for parking
  • Construction to begin on the 12 story Skyline tower, the residential, retail and office component of the Ash Skyline Plaza
  • The curve on Maumee Avenue near Indiana Tech will be straightened
  • McKinnie Avenue from Hessen Cassel to South Anthony will get a center turn lane, sidewalks and a new trail
  • Street, sidewalk, curb and ADA ramp improvements slated for Arlington Park, Casselwood, Eagle Creek and Pine Valley and other subdivisions
  • Property acquisition and demolition to begin along West State Boulevard in preparation of road improvements in 2017
  • Five miles of trails to be added, including a stretch along Illinois Road
  • Downtown bike share program to debut in the spring with five stations and 25 bikes
  • Phase One of Franklin School Park to be completed this summer
  • Expanded services at Salomon Park Homestead to include tours and an area for bridal parties
  • 311 Call Center to get a new website and mobile app

Read | 2016 State of the City transcript

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