Community Foundation Supporting Landing Project

One of the oldest parts of Fort Wayne could be the scene for one of its newest developments – and the Community Foundation is helping to make it happen.

The Fort Wayne Downtown Development Trust, working with the Model Group of Cincinnati, has announced plans for a $37-million project that will bring commercial, retail and residential units to The Landing on Columbia Street.  The area dates back to the early 1800s and contains a treasure trove of Fort Wayne history (including the fact that Thomas Edison lived in an apartment on the street in 1864).

The Community Foundation provided a $1.2 million loan to the Downtown Development Trust to acquire several parcels of property, which were packaged together into a single project developed by the Model Group.  The proposal will now go seeking financing from the Legacy Fund and the Regional Cities initiative.

The Community Foundation is proud to play a role in helping to support the success of this exciting downtown project.Landing Rendering Picture

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