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Riverfront work carries on just after pandemic pause, restroom design planned

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Following the COVID-19 pandemic place riverfront organizing on hold, the structure method has re-started off one particular yr following drawings were shared with the community. Group Improvement and design and style groups have shifted their consideration to the second section of establishing general public open up space together the St. Marys River downtown.

“Last we remaining it, was when we unveiled all the drawings to the public enter meeting back again in December of 2019, so we’re buying up from that place,” Local community Development Administrator and Landscape Architect Stacy Haviland explained to WANE 15. “Now we get to go forward with style development as a result of section two.”

The 2nd stage of advancement incorporates land west of the historic Wells Avenue Bridge to Ewing Street, and east of Harrison Avenue to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge at Clinton Road.

Styles for the subsequent phases of riverfront improvement ended up unveiled Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

Through the December 2019 meeting, Local community Progress reps shared conceptual and schematic drawings of new docks and path as properly as a new neglect and improved accessibility to the river. That layout system put on keep mainly because of the pandemic, is coming back again to life.

“We’ll glance to make sure that the grading works, and that we’ve acquired all the right utilities in put and we do not have conflicts with items,” Haviland stated. “From there we’ll work via building documentation so that we can have bid paperwork to bid it out to contractors. If all goes very well, assuming that COVID does not pause factors once more, we would be hunting at perhaps spring of 2022 for set up.

In advance of that work commences, people who take a look at Promenade Park will can hope one thing new popping up this spring. A restroom is planned for the area near the park’s playground on the north side of the river, alongside Harrison Road.

Styles for the subsequent phases of riverfront improvement were being unveiled Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.
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