Proposed street through Jefferson Pointe pedestrian mall withdrawn

January 25, 2019

The street proposed to run through the pedestrian mall area of the Jefferson Pointe shopping center in southwest Fort Wayne has been placed on the back burner, at least for now.

That’s according to correspondence filed with the Department of Planning Services asking the proposal be withdrawn.

Advanced late last summer, the plan was to be taken up at a Fort Wayne Plan Commission public hearing in October. But consideration was postponed to December and then again to February.

The developer earlier this month asked that the hearing be postponed again, but staff members balked, citing department policy to discourage multiple postponements.

Postponed matters are not re-advertised to the public, and, according to staff, that works against public involvement and comment.

Fort Wayne attorney James Federoff, representing the developer, RED Development, said the request to delay “was being made to allow RED to pursue economic development assistance that is needed to defray the cost of certain proposed changes to infrastructure.”

The changes were not detailed in the request.

The withdrawal must be formally approved by the Plan Commission during its public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Room 35 of Citizens Square.




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