MAYOR HENRY AND PARKS DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHT 2016 SUCCESSES AND PREVIEW PROJECTS FOR 2017
December 7, 2016 - Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll today provided an update on the 2016 capital improvement projects in our parks and facilities operated by the Parks & Recreation Department. Over 60 projects were started and completed in 2016 and more than 30 projects are still in progress. In total, the City of Fort Wayne invested close to $3 million in Parks & Recreation Department improvements in 2016.
“Fort Wayne is a recognized leader in providing quality of life amenities because of our commitment to investing in parks,” said Mayor Henry. “I continue to be encouraged by the positive momentum and excitement we’re experiencing in our City. We’re fortunate to be in a community that values and appreciates the importance of maintaining our parks. Collectively, we’re making a meaningful and lasting impact.”
THE HAGERMAN GROUP TO BE RECOMMENDED TO BE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER FOR RIVERFRONT PROJECT
December 2, 2016 - Progress continues to be made on riverfront development efforts. The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department will recommend The Hagerman Group, a construction management and general construction company based in Fort Wayne, to be construction manager of the first phase of riverfront development. This recommendation is subject to Park Board and City Council approval.
The Hagerman Group is privately owned and consists of two operational companies, Hagerman Construction Corporation (HCC) and Hagerman, Incorporated (HI). HI provides general contracting, construction management, design-build and owner’s representative services. The firm was founded in 1908 and maintains Indiana offices in Fort Wayne and Fishers. The company is a family-owned business and is currently in its fourth generation of Hagerman leadership.
The contract investment would be $753,700, part of the projected construction investment which will not exceed $20 million. The first phase of riverfront development will be focused on the public spaces in a park setting and the projected construction investment will not exceed $20 million. Development would occur on the south and north sides of the St. Marys River between Harrison Street and the historic Wells Street Bridge. Highlights of the plans include a promenade, park pavilion, event lawn, entry plaza with sculpture/signage, urban bioswale, educational water feature, urban streetscape, central plaza, urban riverfront terraces, elevated boardwalk, dock, interactive sculpture, and children’s play area.
CITY INVESTING IN NEIGHBORHOOD SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS
November 29, 2016 - The Division of Public Works tonight made a presentation to the Fort Wayne City Council on the City of Fort Wayne’s proactive efforts to invest in neighborhood sidewalk improvements. Division Director Bob Kennedy and Transportation Engineer Mario Trevino shared details about sidewalk repair procedures, construction of new sidewalks and funding.