FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – One day after it received approval for $3.5 million in reimbursements for the project, Jefferson Pointe is sharing a peek at the future of the shopping center.
The on, then off, plan to install a roadway where a pedestrian pathway now cuts through the outdoor mall is back on. It will be funded in part by money provided by the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission. The Commission approved that funding — via a reimbursement — on Monday night.
Reached by ABC21, the management team at Jefferson Pointe provided a rendering of the “new look” shopping center, along with the following statement:
“We are excited and grateful to the Redevelopment Commission for partnering with us on such an exciting revitalization project at Jefferson Pointe. Along with upgraded lighting, new paving, and refreshed paint and landscaping, a new, interior main street will provide better access and convenient parking to shops in the courtyard while maintaining a pedestrian-friendly environment. Overall, our goal is to create a more vibrant and appealing environment for our guests while also attracting new, best-in-class merchants. We look forward to getting started on those improvements starting later this summer.” – Jeff McMahon, Managing Partner at RED Development
Jefferson Pointe first floated the idea of a bisecting street in 2018 as a means of increasing the number of businesses and visitors at the property.
The idea was withdrawn earlier this year, but was recently resubmitted for government approval.