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Allen County Redevelopment Commission Hold Public Hearing on Airport Expressway South EDA

The Allen County Redevelopment Commission is in the process of designating an area of real estate in Allen County as an Economic Development Area (EDA).  The Economic Development Area will also contain an allocation area.  The purpose of this designation is to allow the Allen County Redevelopment Commission to use property tax increment to assist the Fort Wayne - Allen County Airport Authority in making its site contained within the EDA more attractive for future development.  Further, the designation of the EDA will provide a mechanism to fund any necessary public infrastructure or to assist in a local incentive package for companies interested in this location.

The Airport Expressway South EDA Plan covers an area in Allen County, Indiana in Section 6 of Pleasant Township containing 223.005 acres.  It is bounded by Airport Expressway on the north, Smith Road on the east, Coverdale Road on the west and Ferguson Road on the south.

The Allen County Redevelopment Commission will hold a public hearing on September 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in room 035 of Citizens Square for the purpose of hearing from persons interested in or affected by the creation of the Airport Expressway South EDA Plan.  

  1. pdfAirport Expressway South EDA Plan
  2. pdfAirport Expressway South Public Hearing Notice
  3. pdfImpact Statement Airport Expressway South EDA
  4. pdfAirport Expressway South FWCS Impact
  5. pdfAirport Expressway South Pleasant Township Impact
  6. pdfAirport Expressway South Library Impact
  7. pdfAirport Expressway South Airport Impact
  8. pdfAirport Expressway South County Impact

Fort Wayne Plan Commission Calendar Change

Effective in June 2018 the Fort Wayne Plan Commission will start the public hearing at 5:30 p.m. instead of 6:00 p.m.  The revised calendar can be found here.

Site Plan Routing Review Process

Changes have been made to the site plan review process.  Please review this guide to see the new filing options. pdfSite Plan Review Process Submittal Guide.

Allen County Zoning Ordinance Floodplain Regulations Amendment

As a follow up to an April 2017 Community Assistance Visit by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), FEMA directed Allen County to update and reorganize the floodplain section of the Zoning Ordinance. DPS staff worked with staff of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and FEMA on this reorganization; the reorganized ordinance is based on the State’s Model Ordinance for Flood Hazard Areas. Both IDNR and FEMA approved the draft language for this update in August 2018. This update should bring the County's floodplain regulations into full compliance with IDNR and FEMA requirements, and allow for the County's continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.  The Allen County Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment as part of its October 11th hearing.

pdfDraft Updated Floodplain Provisions

Fort Wayne, Allen County, Huntertown and Woodburn Zoning Ordinances

  1. pdfAllen County Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2018
  2. pdfFort Wayne Zoning Ordinance - Floodplain Amendment - Effective 8/8/2018
  3. pdfHuntertown Zoning Ordinance - Effective 1/1/2018
  4. pdfWoodburn Zoning Ordinance - Effective 3/3/2018

Considering a New Project?

The Department of Planning Services holds monthly new projects meetings to discuss proposed projects prior to formal submittals. If you would like to participate in a new projects meeting please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the new projects meeting application and calendar. There is no fee to participate in the new projects meeting.

Developing Downtown?
If you are considering a development proposal within the downtown Fort Wayne area (DC and DE zoning districts) please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience. The City of Fort Wayne now has Downtown Design Standards that may affect your proposal. The manual has requirements and recommendations on new developments, building additions, façade renovations, signage, fencing, and parking. It is often beneficial to discuss your plans with staff members prior to filing any applications or permits.
Our Mission is to provide professional, responsive, efficient and cost-effective government and community services to provide assistance to and improve the quality of life of the people in Allen County.

As of March 3rd 2008 the Fort Wayne Land Use Management and Zoning Department and the Allen County Department of Planning Services became one department. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM. If you have questions about the new permit or about changes to department processes please contact our office at (260) 449 - 7607.

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