Challenges in Developing Fort Wayne Riverfront (VIDEO)

By Stephanie Parkinson

August 6, 2013 Updated Aug 6, 2013 at 8:10 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Transforming the riverfront is a major undertaking for the City of Fort Wayne. That's why several local agencies are teaming up to study what type of development is best suited.

The City of Fort Wayne is using $500,000 from its legacy fund to complete the study.

One of the local groups on the team doing the study is MKM Architecture + Design. Their job is to decide what types of buildings and recreational spaces will be best for different areas on the undeveloped riverfront.

"We're dealing with a real river that has real issues. You know, it goes up and down, it moves. So there's a lot to be explored on just the hydrology of the river and what that means to future development," said Zach Benedict, MKM Architecture + Design.

The study is expected to begin in September and take about 12-18 months.

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