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News
6:56 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Envision Fort Wayne Center Open For Citizen Input

Citizens can learn more about riverfront development at the Envision Fort Wayne Center downtown.
Credit Virginia Alvino / WBOI News

Fort Wayne’s future now has a storefront. City residents will be able to learn about and offer input on community projects in  person. Mayor Tom Henry officially opened  the Envision Fort Wayne Center on Monday. 

The center, located at 916 South Calhoun Street, currently features displays and  information about riverfront development and the Downtown Fort Wayne Plan. It’s designed to be an open house of sorts – a space open for the public to engage  with city government, planners, architects and artists.

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News
5:54 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Mayor Henry Proposes $3 Million Investment in USF Downtown Campus

The former Chamber of Commerce building in downtown Fort Wayne
Credit University of Saint Francis

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced a proposal today to help renovate the University of Saint Francis’ downtown campus. The proposal would be paid for with the City’s Legacy Funds. 

Henry says Fort Wayne is a center of education, and the city should capitalize on that benefit. He says "a lot of people don't realize that we have truly a college town. We have over 30,000 college students in this city."

USF plans to further renovate the Scottish Rite Facility on Berry Street, which is now their Performing Arts Center.  

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Extended Interview: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.
Credit Courtesy / City of Fort Wayne

2013 is already in the history books, but before we leave it behind, we wanted to survey the year gone by with the man at the center of some of Fort Wayne’s biggest stories.

WBOI’s Sean Bueter recently talked to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry about some of the city’s victories and challenges in 2013, and asked him to look ahead to the new year.

This is the extended interview with Mayor Henry, including portions of the conversation not included on-air.

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News
4:53 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Henry Announces $71 Million Downtown Development

Mayor Tom Henry and partners reveal investment plans.
Credit Virginia Alvino

Downtown Fort Wayne is poised to develop another large scale private-public partnership.  Mayor Tom Henry announced plans Monday for new corporate space, housing, and retail. 

The Ash Brokerage is set to move its national headquarters to the space at the corner of Harrison and Berry, bringing with it 200 existing employees, and hopes of adding up to 115 more in the coming years. Ash will invest nearly $20 million in the project. 

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News
12:01 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Downtown Fire Ravages Multiple Buildings

Firefighters battle a massive fire near 1200 Herbert St. Monday on downtown Fort Wayne's east side.
Sean Bueter Northeast Indiana Public Radio

Towers of black and gray smoke billowed over the eastern edge of downtown Fort Wayne Monday as a massive warehouse fire kept first responders busy into the night.

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Arts & Culture
5:47 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Better Picture, More Films: Cinema Center Goes Digital

Cinema Center in downtown Fort Wayne is known for showing movies you might not see elsewhere – everything from old classics, to indie films, and documentaries, to name a few. 

On Friday, Cinema Center patrons will see those movies in a new way: the theater has made the transition to digital projection.

That means no film, no reels, and no moving parts in the projection booth.

The change might seem small, but it means better picture quality and a wider selection of films for movie-goers.

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