Follows daylong workshop focusing on connectivity of neighborhoods to downtown

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Division of Community Development will host a public open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday to help plan a bicycle and pedestrian route from Renaissance Pointe and other south central neighborhoods to downtown Fort Wayne.

The event in the Omni Room on the second floor of the City-County Building will ask for input and showcase the results of a daylong workshop with Indianapolis-based Storrow Kinsella Associates, which has worked with other Indiana cities to develop bicycle and pedestrian corridors.

City planners, representatives from neighborhoods and local businesses, parks and bicycle advocates and other stakeholders from Renaissance Pointe and south central neighborhoods will work with SKA throughout the day to develop ideas to link these areas to points of destination throughout Fort Wayne.

“Connecting neighborhoods through corridors that are friendly for cars, bicycles and pedestrians is something that'€™s important to residents throughout Fort Wayne. This open house is a great opportunity for people interested in connecting south central neighborhoods to the Rivergreenway, downtown and beyond to see the progress the City is making,” said Mayor Tom Henry.