Approved: Cindy's Diner Location Won't Take Away Parking Spaces (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

By Dave Wheaton - 21Alive
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

January 9, 2014 Updated Jan 9, 2014 at 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- The Board of Park Commissioners voted Thursday to approve the proposal to relocate Cindy's Diner to a portion of the parking lot of the Community Center on W. Berry St.

According to a release from the Mayor's Office, the proposal would not result in any loss of parking spaces. The new location was evaluated to ensure that parking spaces for visitors to the Community Center would not be affected by the move. The City is working to add an additional parking space on the current Community Center parking lot and add two on-street parking spaces that would assist visitors and patrons to Cindy’s Diner.

Pending approval and weather conditions, the move for Cindy’s Diner would likely occur next month.

December 12th Report
The City of Fort Wayne has a proposal in place for a new location for Cindy’s Diner.

Later today, the Board of Park Commissioners will hear plans to locate Cindy’s Diner at West Berry Street and Maiden Lane in a portion of the parking lot of the Community Center, which is part of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department.

In September, a $71 million development in downtown that includes a new national headquarters for Ash Brokerage and a residential development led by Hanning & Bean Enterprises was announced. Cindy’s Diner is currently located in the project area.

The new development would be bordered by Wayne, Harrison, Berry, and Webster streets and utilize nearly a full square block. It’s anticipated construction would begin in April 2014 and take nearly two years to complete.

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