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by nathansixchime
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Now that Aunt Millies is no longer baking bread downtown, I wonder if you guys could get the use of their old siding as a tour embarkation point? With the Landing set to redevelopment, that might be a hot ticket? Location, Location, Location!! :twisted: They're not interested in selling those parce...
by nathansixchime
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Kelly, as I see it, the transfer of the purchase agreement for the old railroad ROW only gets HJ goodwill from the city. 110%. Here's today's endorsement from the Journal Gazette: https://journalgazette.net/opinion/20200717/chugging-ahead?fbclid=IwAR2F-LBFnhxo2ng7hD22SiATruCCE1xclcd3RxFj3vvGL698bdG...
by nathansixchime
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

wish I could get more excited about that location, but it may be the best option left. I'm just afraid that much like Casad, if you don't know it's there, you'll never know its there I've come to realize the same thing about the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. It's not located along any major thoroughfa...
by nathansixchime
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Yep, we've briefly touched on a circulating streetcar route. Was also part of the original Headwaters State Park plan from the 80s. There's merit and plenty of great precedents (Kenosha, Tampa, etc...) and the City understands that much of the "cost" of something like that is greatly helped by there...
by nathansixchime
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Yep, it’s the last rendering here, made in 2013: https://headwatersjunction.com/tour/ We have a newer one that shows the project’s relationship to neighborhood development but that probably won’t be made public until later this year. 3237D810-D508-4420-83A5-8B752527AB2F.jpeg The only reason West Way...
by nathansixchime
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Well, we were the only group to step forward with a joint proposal for North River with Continental Property Group when the City opened up the RFPs. Before that, we were looking to partner with Junior Achievement, but those plans never became public. No blinders here! And agree on Nebraska. A lot of...
by nathansixchime
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Ohh, yes that was always the idea with North River -- use only about 10-15 acres and help mitigate remediation where possible, but right now we're soley focused on the West Wayne site.
by nathansixchime
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Great question. The best comparison I can make is the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF) is the "parent" of the groups that inhabit the Foundation's engine-house in Portland, Oregon. ORHF's primary mission was to create the Oregon Rail Heritage Center and now programs the Center with events, vol...
by nathansixchime
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?
Replies: 47
Views: 8775

Re: Can anybody explain the city of Fort Wayne's lack of interest in Headwater's Junction?

Good thread, all. Lemme fill in some blanks, but first some documentation... Here's a page dedicated to showcasing and documenting the sincere and significant community support that Headwaters Junction has: https://headwatersjunction.com/community/ Here's another outlining the board members and advi...
by nathansixchime
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 4826

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

That relationship you describe is essentially what it'll come down to for the time being until we make a move to acquire the rest of the stub track or what's left of the 4th street connection. It would be my preference to eventually own rest all the way to the switch to the GR&I/mainline/Runnion con...
by nathansixchime
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 4826

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

We explored a couple of different options, but entangling operating arrangements with real estate transactions get sticky fast.
by nathansixchime
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 4826

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

Ha! Thank you. I buy one every now and then...just in case.
by nathansixchime
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Local Railroad News
Topic: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW
Replies: 9
Views: 4826

Re: Headwaters Junction acquires purchase agreement for NS/NYC ROW

The article has a few minor errors -- like naming me the director of "Headwaters Park." The switch engine from Swinney was built for the Wabash, later the Lake Erie & Fort Wayne and retired in 1957: https://fortwaynerailroad.org/wabash-no-534/ The other Nickel Plate engine that the reporter makes me...