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 that eventually evolved into the modern city of Fort Wayne. Civic leaders recognized the value in providing the public with riverfront attractions that combined existing cultural and entertainment attractions to strengthen the 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 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.