UPDATE: Developers Announce Latest Plans for Downtown Riverfront Project

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The latest plans for Fort Wayne's Downtown Riverfront project were released last night, and the experience they're envisioning will be like no other.

Completely unique to Fort Wayne, construction would begin on a bi-level riverfront promenade, located on the north and south banks of the St. Marys River. The lower level would be closer to the water, complete with a beach area and sand volleyball courts. The upper level would resemble a boardwalk and connect to shopping, dining, and residential areas along Superior Street.
According to a press release, plans are in the works for a fully lit pedestrian bridges and rooftop terraces along the waterfront that connects to Headwaters Junction.
The city would also like to expand Lawton Park for the younger audience with an “adventure area”, skate park and BMX bowl. A portion of Fourth Street would be closed and Tennessee Avenue would be extended to provide access to Lawton Park.
Improvements would be made to Guildlin and Bloomingdale parks with a boat launch and Urban Ecology Center. The Ecology Center would be used by IPFW for research, and hold public events and educational activities.
Enhancements would also be made to Old Fort with lawn space for concerts and events, along with new pedestrian bridges.
In all, developers say the downtown riverfront would be more accessible, and the final plan will be released this January.