The Fort Wayne City Plan Commission tonight will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County (Plan-it Allen!) to add the Southeast Area Development Strategy. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Omni Room on the second floor of the City-County Building.

The Plan Commission will consider approving the amendment at its Business Meeting on June 25. If approved, the measure will be considered by the Fort Wayne City Council next month.

The City'€™s Division of Community Development has been working with residents, businesses, and community leaders over the past several months to define a vision for the future of the southeast area and to create its first development strategy.

The strategy lays out geographic areas for commercial and residential development and redevelopment along with land use policies, recommendations and incentives to encourage and guide quality development, redevelopment and investment.

The Southeast Area Development Strategy is a positive outgrowth of Plan-it Allen!, the recently adopted joint City and Allen County land use and development plan. It reflects the Plan'€™s new vision, guiding principles and the inclusive roadmap for future development promoting sustainable community growth, new jobs and businesses and stronger neighborhoods.