RIVERFRONT FORT WAYNE
Public Investment in connecting to the riverfront serves as a catalyst for new private developments.
Native American and European settlers strategically created settlements and fortified camps at the confluence of three rivers evolving into the modern city of Fort Wayne. In recent years civic leaders have recognized the value of creating a series of riverfront attractions that will combine with existing cultural and entertainment attractions to strengthen downtown as a regional destination.
Following the creation of a conceptual master plan, Lamar Johnson Collaborative was selected to provide detailed design documents for Phase 1 of the riverfront improvements. Designed improvements support increased recreational use of the river, dining and entertainment venues, programmed events and ecological restoration. The Phase 1 area includes an urban plaza and waterfront promenade creating a dynamic new destination for entertainment that is linked to the CBD, Headwaters Park, surrounding venues, neighborhoods and the extensive River Greenway Trails.