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Tax abatement, roads go before Council

January 8, 2019

After a three-week break, the Fort Wayne City Council will return to the table today to consider a five-year tax abatement for Key Millwork Inc. and Weigand Properties LLC. 

According to documents submitted to the City Council, the $1.24 million project involves a new production facility at 713 Incentive Drive built by Weigand, which Key Millwork Inc. will fill. The company has been a longtime tenant of the Urban Enterprise Center.

The project is expected to generate 10 full-time jobs at an average annual salary of 51,168. 

Council will also consider more than $2 million in street and road projects approved by the Board of Public Works.

The largest project up for approval today, to the tune of $1,262,507, covers concrete street repairs, curbs, sidewalks, curb ramps, surface drainage and new curb castings in the Caribe Colony addition. The project will construct about 4,000 feet of reconstructed concrete streets, as well as 8,000 feet of concrete curb and eight new Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps. 

The council is also scheduled to introduce a bill to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to make it harder for gas stations to be built in certain areas, as well as a bill to designate the Charles F. and Mollie Centlivre House, at 2417 and 2419 Spy Run Ave., a local historic district. 

The gas station ordinance change was the subject of a Plan Commission public hearing Monday. The commission is expected to vote on the proposal at its Jan. 14 meeting. 

dgong@jg.net