I&M plaza reopens in downtown Fort Wayne

The plaza in front if the Indiana Michigan Power Center was reopened on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.
The plaza in front if the Indiana Michigan Power Center was reopened on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The plaza in front of the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne is reopened, and much improved.

I&M held a re-opening ceremony for the plaza on Thursday in front of its towering Indiana Michigan Power Center. Representatives from I&M, the city of Fort Wayne and the Downtown Improvement District, as well as several food trucks were there.

The made-over plaza is larger, and features unique lighting and new seating. New trees were also planted.

The plaza has been closed since June, when I&M announced plans to renovate the space due to concrete and drainage issues and to create a space more conducive to public gatherings. The renovation is the first since I&M moved into the tower in 1981, officials said.