Downtown momentum continues

 

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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Downtown momentum continues with ribbon cutting for Skyline Garage

(May 9, 2016) – Mayor Tom Henry, members of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, and representatives from Weigand Construction and Ash Brokerage cut the ribbon on the Skyline Garage today.

Construction started on the garage in July 2015 and it was open to contract parkers in January 2016; it is now open to the general public. The 1,077-space parking garage will serve employees of Ash Brokerage, residents of the Skyline Tower to be built by Great Lakes Capital, and other retail and commercial tenants in the Ash Skyline Plaza.

“The Skyline Garage is critical because it supports the success of the Ash Skyline Plaza and the future Skyline Tower apartments,” said Mayor Henry. “The garage is another essential part of our work to revitalize downtown Fort Wayne and create a regional destination for businesses, residents and visitors. The positive momentum we’re experiencing in Fort Wayne positions us as a leader in attracting and developing additional economic development opportunities to move our community forward in the right direction.”

In addition to state-of-the-art parking facilities, the Skyline Garage façade includes colorful LED lighting that will illuminate downtown; lighting will follow color schemes similar to those used on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge.

The garage also includes a Bike Hub, which is operated by the YMCA in cooperation with Fort Wayne Outfitters. The hub will accommodate parking for 100 bikes used by bike commuters or residents living in the Skyline Tower. The hub connects to the new Skyline YMCA facility, which bike commuters can use for lockers and shower facilities.

Weigand Construction was the construction manager for the garage and Hoch Associates was the architect.

 

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