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Old 07-18-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I frequent both South Bend and Fort Wayne fairly often. I must say that I'm impressed with both cities and their downtown redevelopment projects. I mean, honestly, it is not easy to get projects off the ground in downtown areas. It doesn't just happen overnight in Rust Belt cities. Obviously, Fort Wayne has more momentum, being that it is a larger city with more of a corporate presence downtown.

However, South Bend definitely does a better job utilizing the waterways downtown. I've always been amazed at how underutilized Fort Wayne's waterways are compared to the South Bend metro area (including Mishawaka, Elkhart, and Goshen).

I really like what is happening in both cities, and I think it is great for our region, considering both cities are less than 2 hours apart. We have a lot to be proud of!
When I lived in Fort Wayne, I was surprised too that they never did anything along the river downtown. Maybe because it is so prone to flooding? I know Headwaters Park downtown was created specific to act as a way to handle flood waters. I don't know if that's the reason nothing has really been done along the river or not.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I'd actually say the South Bend-Mishawaka area has more amenities than Fort Wayne right now, but Fort Wayne is doing much more with their redevelopment of the Downtown area.
You need to visit downtown South Bend sometime in the next few months, looks like the entire downtown is under construction, Have 8 buildings getting refurbished and 2-3 new ones being built.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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South Bend has some of the roughest winters in the entire Midwest. I'd guess South Bend gets several more inches of snow than Ft Wayne does each winter.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:12 PM
 
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"Here is a post from another forum" This is what Fort Wayne has planned for the next 10 years. This is the momentum and I'm sure there will be other residential buildings that will come along with this and there is talks of more hotels being built downtown.

Okay here is some more info on STEAM Park. From all the backlash the new stadium proposal is getting, this new proposal has great support so far. This post may be pretty long.

Here are the Renderings from STEAM Park. It's actually a cool idea.

"Unveiled at Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s annual meeting Thursday, the $180 million park’s name stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math. Current plans call for a saltwater and freshwater aquarium and an IMAX theater, as well as buildings designed for fun educational children’s programming. The whole thing would be connected to Lawton Park by a land bridge to provide easier access to Science Central"







There is also a new 10 year plan outlined here.


There are 5 key projects they want to get done or started in the next 10 years. Here they are...


The new Stadium located across from Parkview field. ($85m)


The Landing is an entertainment district. ($30m)



Riverfront Development ($100m)



Steam Park ($180m)


GE Development ($250m)



Man... Exciting time if all this gets developed. God knows what this would spur as far as residential development and other things getting built. The skyline is about to change.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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South Bend has some of the roughest winters in the entire Midwest. I'd guess South Bend gets several more inches of snow than Ft Wayne does each winter.
South Bend does get more snow, due to its proximity to the lake, and hence Lake Effect snow. They average 70 inches of snow per year.
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