Fort Wayne Community Development is excited to announce the opening of the “Porch off Calhoun”. The porch is located in the parking area next to the alley on the west side of Calhoun between Wayne and Berry Streets. The creation of this public space is a recommendation of the recently completed Downtown Fort Wayne Public Realm Action Plan and made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation/Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne with additional support from the City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne New Markets Revitalization Fund, Sturgis Property Group, Andrew and Devin Thomas, the Downtown Improvement District and Fort Wayne Industrial Revolution.
The Porch off Calhoun is a temporary pilot project designed as part of an initiative to transform the alleys between Berry, Washington, Harrison and Calhoun into micro hangout spots for the entire community to enjoy and explore. This space is for everyone and is not controlled or operated by any one business or organization. Seating will remain in the space throughout August and September. The alley will remain open to vehicular traffic unless it is closed for an event.