Downtown Living in the Fort
The downtown population is growing, thanks to several new and exciting living options in the 46802. Here is a quick overview of the most recent communities bringing more life, vibrance, and activity to the downtown area.
Official Opening: August 2018
Parking: Attached, 5 story 1,200 space Skyline Garage (190 reserved for tenants)
Pet Friendly: Yes, 2 max. 50 lbs, no aggressive breeds. $300 upfront (half refundable), $30 per month
Price: 568 sqft studio starting at $758 // 1336 sqft 3 bed/3 bath starting at $2100
Attached to the Ash Brokerage building, this one is hard to miss. The twelve story luxury apartment building sits on top of Ruth’s Chris (1st floor) and the regional headquarters of First Merchants Bank (2nd floor), clocking in as the seventh tallest building in Fort Wayne.
Residents have access to a unique green space located on the 6th floor of the parking garage. This 40,000 sqft private courtyard—believed to be the largest elevated green space in Indiana—overlooks downtown and features beautiful landscaping, walking paths, and seating areas.
With epic views of the city from a modern aesthetic, Skyline Tower provides urban living without the cost and hassles of a big city.
Features: New construction, floor-to-ceiling windows, relaxed balconies and patios, doggy pad, grill stations, club room, access to one-acre green space, street level retail, incentive program for lower rent
Official Opening: November 2018
Parking: Lot behind, and bus depot across the street (100+ spaces in new complex yet to be completed)
Pet-Friendly: Yes. 75 lbs max, $350 upfront (non refundable), $25 per month
Price: 1 bedroom 747 sqft starting at $925 // 2 bedroom/1 bath 1028 sqft starting at $1525
Located in the former Graphic Packaging facility on West Superior Street these high-end, modern loft-style apartments feature 14 different floor plans. Built in 1905, this restored industrial building had been vacant since 2010.
Constructed in the Art Moderne architecture design the building’s industrial past is reflected in the large windows, high ceilings, columns, and concrete floors.
The developer, RealAmerica also developed Randall Lofts on Harrison Street, which opened in 2014.
Features: Historical renovation, exposed beams, fitness room, community room, StorAmerica (climate-controlled self-storage) available in basement, close to Headwaters Park and the new Riverfront District
Official Opening: May 2017
Floors: 3 and 4-story buildings
Parking: Attached, covered parking garage, one space per apartment
Pet Friendly: Yes, 2 max. No weight limit just breed restriction. $250 registration fee, $25 per pet monthly.
Price: 522 sqft microstudio starting at $875 // 2 bed/2 bath starting at $1802
Located next to Parkview Field between Ewing Street and Fairfield Avenue, CityScape is the ideal dog-friendly community with a private one-acre green space built on top of the parking garage. Synthetic turf grass means it’s green year-round, providing fresh views of the courtyard.
Nine floor plans with views of the baseball diamond make this luxury apartment complex perfect for hardcore fans and those seeking a dynamic place to live.
Features: New construction, dog park and 24-hour pet wash area, grilling patio, reflecting aqua bench (/wading pool), club room with rooftop patio, fitness center, large outdoor private patios
Units: 5 available at the time of writing
Floors: 3 and 4-story units
Parking: Attached 2 car garage
Price: 3 floor plan options, 2-3 bedrooms/2.5-3.5 bathrooms starting at 1674 sqft and $371,000
The luxury Townhouses at CityScape Flats are entirely customizable with a range of décor options and the opportunity to work one-on-one with a designer. Cityscape Townhouses are “built for cocktail-sipping, baseball-loving, boutique-shopping, riverfront-exploring urbanites.”
Three of the 14 townhouses were sold within the first week they went on the market in late 2016.
Features: New construction, access to all CityScape amenities, and either a rooftop garden patio or two breakfast balconets
Coming Soon …
Apartments on The Landing
Status: Under construction, est. completion 3rd quarter 2019
The Model Group began construction on the mixed-use $32.2 million project in February 2018. Development of the historic block on West Columbia Street is more than just new residential and commercial space, it includes the historic restoration of seven buildings.
Home to Fort Wayne’s first post office, hotel, newspaper, theater, and railway station, many of the buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
An estimated 4-6 new restaurants and some boutiques will occupy the 56,000 sqft of commercial and retail space on street level. Utopian Coffee will be putting its first ever retail coffee bar in the space formerly occupied by Flashback, and a brewery/barbecue concept has been officially announced although details are limited.
Status: Cancelled when Continental Property Group couldn’t meet financial commitments.
Units: 150+ estimated
Floors: 6-7 planned
Parking: 1,000+ space parking garage
A $61.7 million mixed-use building was in the works to provide commercial, retail, living, and parking at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets.
Mere steps from the St. Marys River, the city has described this 3.44-acre site as having the “potential to define an entire district.”
As the so-called linchpin of the riverfront development project, parking space is a major factor being taken into consideration not only for residents, but for the new Promenade Park (opening in August) and other downtown activities.
City leaders want to see a similar project at the location and are looking for new developers as, according to Fort Wayne Redevelopment Director Nancy Townsend: “the end game hasn’t changed.”
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This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue of Fort Wayne Real Producers.