Columbia Avenue
Better Block


FORT WAYNE, IN
Nov,4th 2017


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As part of the 2017 AARP Community Challenge, Team Better Block partnered with the City of Fort Wayne and the Active Living Coalition, along with local residents, stakeholders and volunteers to improve the quality of life for people of all ages along a block of Columbia Street just north of the City’s downtown.

The project focused on a two-fold initiative: the first component involved creating a traffic calming plan in a high profile, highly traveled area that connects downtown Fort Wayne with the adjacent neighborhoods. The second component of the project brought activity to the area with the help of parklets, pop-up stage and art gallery.

Through the grant, an ‘Active Living Project Facilitator’ is hired to take necessary steps to make the changes of the Better Block permenant in the mission to create an active, livable community.



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