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Riverfront Study Takes Closer Look on How to Use Fort Wayne's 3 Rivers

A half a million dollars! That's how much Fort Wayne City Council approved for a riverfront study that will take a closer look at better ways to use our 3 rivers here in the Summit City.
A half a million dollars! That's how much Fort Wayne City Council approved for a riverfront study that will take a closer look at better ways to use our 3 rivers here in the Summit City.

The study will begin next month and take anywhere from 12-18 months.  The group SWA will look at ways to develop the riverfront areas around the city.

Environmental issues, flooding, navigation, and recreational uses are just a few area that will be looked at in this study.

The study is being paid for with Legacy money, which is money from the city's sale of the former electric utility.

Councilman Mitch Harper voted against the study in a preliminary vote last week, but changed his mind and voted in favor of it on final approval, but not before voicing his concerns with the project.

As you know the city has spent a great deal of money on studies in the past.  For instance, ways of improving the Downtown area, but this is the first time a study will actually determine if our rivers are even capable of being developed.
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