FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — On Thursday, the Fort Wayne Board of Zoning Appeals approved a continuance request from the Allen County Board of Commissioners (ACBC) for a hearing about the new county jail.
With the continuance being granted, the hearing will now be pushed back to Feb. 16.
In a press release Wednesday, the ACBC cited the community information meeting from Jan. 10 and a Jan. 13 report from the Department of Planning Services, which both offered feedback and site plan considerations, as reasons why the ACBC wanted to delay the hearing.
The ACBC said the delay would afford enough time to “fully consider the new information presented last week and to incorporate portions of it into revised site plans, building images and drainage plans.”
The scheduled hearing will specifically discuss the Contingent Use Application for the intended site of a new confinement center.
A county official told WANE 15 the ACBC plans to keep the federal judge informed of the zoning delay, which should not impact the judge’s timeline. Allen County Commissioner Therese Brown attended the meeting.