Riverfront Fort Wayne Action Plan
As a city that was built and thrived because of its location as a crossroads between wilderness and city, farm and market, the realities of infrastructure both natural and man-made are at the heart of Fort Wayne’s history. We consider waterways as an integral part of open spaces of the City, forming a series of infrastructural systems that affect the dynamics and spatial characteristics of the region’s natural landscape systems. Framing the project in this way, allows Fort Wayne’s river system to be affected by the City, and the fabric of the City to learn from the rivers. We see this project as a catalyst that will change the urban character of Downtown Fort Wayne by embracing the rivers as an integral part of the urban landscape. A melding of art, landscape, engineering and urban design will create layers of interest, and a rich interplay between natural systems and urban spaces.