The City of Fort Wayne has launched a “Downtown Experience” survey on its website, The City is taking responses through January 16.

The purpose of the survey is to gather public input on themes about the community and the downtown experience. The public'€™s ideas may be incorporated into future streetscape improvements. The intent is to create a more rich and engaging experience as visitors walk between points of destination in downtown.

The three questions are:

* What is your fondest memory of an experience in downtown?

* What is a story about Fort Wayne that shouldn'€™t be lost or that others should know about?

* Describe the most fascinating physical feature that you have ever encountered in a downtown. (Ex: public art, interesting street lighting or fixtures, landscape, architecture, etc)

Last fall, new wayfinding signs were created to assist motorists and pedestrians in locating downtown attractions. Last October, City leaders announced a call for action to begin several additional downtown projects. A $10 million CEDIT bond will assist in the financing of the projects.

Some of the projects include:

* Mixed-use retail and residential development along with a parking garage at Washington Boulevard and Harrison Street.

.* A new downtown hotel.

* Appoint a task force to further evaluate a downtown mixed-use/baseball stadium complex.

* Pursue a plan for a youth sports complex in the North River area.

* Convert Wayne and Berry streets in the Central Business District and the two northbound blocks of Calhoun Street from one-way streets to two-way streets.