The state's quest to revive/redevelop Fort Wayne continues...sort of. After asking for proposals last year, the state recently hired HR&A Advisors, a well-known real estate advisory firm (they worked on the High Line, apparently) to produce a "realistic plan to keep the fort's historic nature while finding some other new use: housing, office or industrial." The state hopes to have a plan by year's end.
Built between 1842 and 1851 to defend against British attack, the fort is open to the public on weekends. A lack of funding has pushed many of its buildings into a state of decay. Why is the state so interested in redevelopment? In case you hadn't heard, there's a new bridge coming to town, and its $250M customs plaza is going up right across the street.
· Fort Wayne Might Finally Be Headed for Redevelopment [Curbed]
· Major revival being studied for Historic Fort Wayne [Detroit News]