Objective: Enhance the clean, green, safe, and welcoming environment downtown
Impact Measures: Perception, litter collection statisticts and documented testimonials, civic engagement, leveraged partnership, and productivity.
Enhances Appearances of Streets, Sidewalks and Public Spaces
Deliver Clean & Green Ambassador Services to maintain and enhance the appearance of sidewalks, curbs and right-of-way via litter patrols, power washing and detailed cleaning, e.g. weed and graffiti removal.
Through public/private partnerships, coordinate and leverage sanitation/cleaning services in an effective and efficient manner.
Word closely with property owners and other partners to ensure clean, healthy and litter-free environment.
Proactively work with City and County on built-environment issues including sidewalks, planters, bike racks, street trees, and grates, etc. as well as the purchase and installation of litter/recycling receptacles and other streets cape additions.
Improve Safety and the Perception of Safety Downtown
Provide highly visible street presence throughout the District by delivering Downtown Improvement District Environmental Program Services.
Support Fort Wayne Police Department by facilitating partnership with downtown residents and other strategically aligned programs. Work with the City of Fort Wayne to assist with social service outreach efforts that help control panhandling, vagrancy, etc.
Address issues such as lighting, blighted buildings, etc through partnerships with the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County and others.
Continue to facilitate the elimination of graffiti within the District.
Encourage Pride in Location and Space
Facilitate partnerships among retails, restaurants and property owners to enhance and optimize storefront, lighting and maintenance.
Support facade and landscape design through technical assistance grants.
Lead beautification efforts in collaboration with Parks and Recreation, Urban Forestry and others to increase tree canopy, flower planting and sidewalk repair.
Help improve front-line hospitality through briefing and other information on features and benefits of downtown for visitors and residents.