The Allen County Plan Commission just won’t be stopped – stopped from decimating Allen County’s rural areas that is. With road construction occurring on numerous county roads to pave the way for future subdivision growth, the Allen County Plan Commission continues to make a mockery of the Plan-It Allen Comprehensive Plan.
The county plan commission could care less about the rural areas of Allen County as it approves subdivision after subdivision leapfrogging out in an ever widening belt around Fort Wayne. The most visible and fairly recent Plan Commission travesty, of course, is the approval of construction in the Cedar Creek area.
The time has come for the Allen County Plan Commission to be restructured to include Fort Wayne residents as well as county residents. This is the only way that both entities can be represented and their interests preserved. The county plan commission has no desire and certainly no incentive to do anything to preserve and enhance the urban core of the city.
The plan commission members reside in the unincorporated areas of Allen County, thus their interests lie in exploiting rural Allen County to the detriment of the urbanized areas of Fort Wayne. With no voice on the county plan commission, the City of Fort Wayne is left to struggle against the county commission’s increasing disregard for the future of Fort Wayne.
The county plan commission is well on its way to fulfilling the following “build-out” plan. The only thing that stops the incessant creep westward is the Whitley County line. Rural Allen County doesn’t stand a chance with the current members of the plan commission – and neither does the City of Fort Wayne.