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Harrison Square Construction Update – 12/25/2007

 The barriers have been moved inside what remains of the Lincoln Financial Group Douglas Avenue Parking Lot.  Demolition of the remaining parking lot will begin shortly, with construction of the Parking Garage shortly after that.  Photo update link here.

Construction updates

All updates from December 25, 2007:   Steininger Center   St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church addition   Subway Sandwiches - framing has been started, look for another update shortly

Better late than never….

Hmmmmm, well, usually the City of Fort Wayne's website is kept up-to-date.  Surfing in today, imagine my surprise when today, almost a month after the event, the City finally posted a news release concerning the November 29, 2007 Harrison Square Groundbreaking.  The press release resides here.  Now, if they could only get the webcam for the construction site up and running...

Senate Bill 17 – Redevelopment Commissions and TIFs

Webmaster's note: This post started out about Senate Bill 17, however, it triggered some other thoughts as well. Journal Gazette link to article about TIFs and this bill - Indiana Government website link to info about the bill   From the Bill: Citations Affected: IC 5-28-26-18; IC 6-1.1; IC 12-19-1.5-9; IC 36-3-5-8; IC 36-7. Synopsis:With respect to certain bonds issued, or leases entered into, by redevelopment commissions and certain other...

Headwaters Ice Rink Holiday Hours Reminder – 12/21/2007

For the latest information about Headwaters Park Ice Rink, click here.

Redevelopment Commission Meetings – December 19 and 20, 2007

12/19/2007 Meeting:  From the News Sentinel: (12/20/2007 - scroll down) Coliseum ranked The Memorial Coliseum recently ranked No. 20 in the world among similar-sized venues to earn “Top Spot” honors for 2007 by Venues Today, a concert and event industry-leading publication. Does the Coliseum include the Wizards attendance in their figures submitted for this? If so, how will this affect their ranking in...

The Harrison – 55 gone

According to the Jim Irwin, Barry Real Estate Project Manager, as cited in the December 21st Journal Gazette, 55 of the 62 units have been reserved.  Interested parties are able to put $1,000 down to hold one of the units.

Harrison Square Concrete Bids

The bids for the Stadium and Concourse Concrete work were opened Wednesday by the Redevelopment Commission.  The lowest bid came in just under $4.1 million from The Hagerman Group which will also be building The Harrison.  The City had estimated the concrete work to run $4.7 million according to Ben Lanka at the Journal Gazette.  The contract will be awarded...

2008 Continuity

Mayor-elect Tom Henry has decided to keep 6 key people on in his new administration which starts the 1st of January.  This is according to Benjamin Lanka's article in the Journal Gazette on-line.  Those keeping their jobs will be: Deputy Mayor Mark Becker Controller Pat Roller City Attorney Carol Taylor Police Chief Rusty York Fire Chief Pete Kelly Director of Community Development John Urbahns This is...

206 E Jefferson Revisited

Click the above photo for more images Today's News-Sentinel carried an article by Kevin Leininger concerning the story behind the Subway Sandwiches move and demolition of 206 E Jefferson Boulevard - the Chauncey Griffith House.  When everything was said and done, the City ended up paying: $366,500 for the old property; about $435,000 to buy out the remainder of their lease; $40,000...