News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Residents asked to complete south Fort Wayne online retail survey
(December 16, 2014) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is asking residents to complete an online survey about shopping and dining preferences in south Fort Wayne. Anyone who shops, dines or lives in urban south Fort Wayne (roughly south of Jefferson Boulevard), is encouraged to complete the survey. (see attached map.)
The survey is being conducted in conjunction with a Market and Retail Analysis examining current and projected commercial market conditions in south Fort Wayne. Gibbs Planning Group of Birmingham, MI, an experienced consulting firm specializing in urban retail planning, is completing the study for the Community Development Division.
Using market data, demographics, interviews with local business people and the survey results, Gibbs will provide an analysis of current market conditions and identify potential for retail, dining, entertainment, personal and professional services, grocery or specialty food shops, lodging and office uses. The report will also make recommendations for enhancing the business climate in south Fort Wayne.
The survey can be found here:. Hard copies are available at the City’s Community Development Offices, suite 320, Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. or by calling 311. The deadline for submitting a response is January 9, 2015.
The study is expected to be complete in the spring of 2015. The final document will be posted on the City’s website and presented to community leaders.