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What: Fort Wayne Parks Board
Where: Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., basement level
When: 4 p.m. today
What: The board is expected to vote on moving Cindy’s Diner from Wayne and Harrison streets to West Berry Street and Maiden Lane in a portion of the parking lot of the Community Center.

Cindy’s move on parks board’s plate

The Fort Wayne Parks Board is expected to vote today on a proposal to relocate Cindy’s Diner, a longtime downtown icon.

Last month, the parks board heard a proposal to locate Cindy’s Diner about a block northwest from its current location at Wayne and Harrison streets. The plan includes moving the diner to West Berry Street and Maiden Lane in a portion of the parking lot of the Community Center, which is part of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department.

The move was needed after the announcement in September of a $71 million downtown project that includes a new national headquarters for Ash Brokerage and a residential development led by Hanning & Bean Enterprises.

Cindy’s Diner is in the project area, which will take up nearly a full square block.

The move would not result in any loss of parking spaces. The new location was evaluated to ensure that parking spaces for visitors to the Community Center would not be affected, city officials said Wednesday.

Fort Wayne officials are working to add an additional parking space on the current Community Center parking lot and add two on-street parking spaces that would assist visitors and patrons to Cindy’s Diner.

Pending parks board approval and barring inclement weather, the move is scheduled for next month.

vsade@jg.net

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