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New Tech Students Share Downtown Visions

Freshmen at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School will share their ideas for downtown redevelopment with city leaders from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Center.

Deputy Mayor Karl Bandemer and city planners commissioned students to give a youthful look at what downtown Fort Wayne should look like with a focus on interconnecting a sense of community and urban development.

Student groups will present their 3-D design ideas in a Gallery Walk format to local leaders, including elected officials, city planners, business leaders and others. Students will present their ideas and answer questions about their designs to those who participate in the Gallery Walk. Those participating will then fill out an evaluation form, providing feedback to the students. Last year, more than 100 people attended the event providing valuable insight to students.