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Allen County ready for Citizens Square move

Statement issued Wednesday:

If all goes as planned, the first Allen County government departments will be relocating into the new Citizens Square building just before the Memorial Day holiday – and the entire process should take about two weeks to complete.

The Allen County Board of Commissioners today announced the moving schedule for County offices leaving the City-County Building.

All County offices which are part of the move should be out of the City-County Building and into their new homes at 200 East Berry Street by June 10.

Chris Cloud, Executive Assistant to the Commissioners who has been overseeing the County’s moving plans, said City of Fort Wayne departments which are leaving the CCB need to finish their relocation before the County can start its work. He said most County departments will be closed for business on the day of their scheduled move, but some will attempt to stay open with limited service.

Most all County offices currently located in the City-County Building will be moving to the Citizens Square facility. They include the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department, the Department of Planning Services, Human Resources, Purchasing Department, the County Surveyor and the County Commissioners. Also relocating to Citizens Square will be the County Highway and Building Departments, which are currently housed together at the corner of Superior and Calhoun Streets.

Offices remaining in the CCB include the County Assessor, Auditor, Recorder, Treasurer and Wayne Township Assessor. After the moving process has been completed, the County will begin work to renovate the City-County Building so it can also serve as headquarters for the Fort Wayne Police and Fire Departments and portions of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

The County will update constituents on the progress of the moving process through the news media and the County’s own information outlets, including a special page on the County’s website – www.allencounty.us/movingday; the Nixle Information Service (web posts, text messaging & email); and “Allen County Info” on both Twitter and Facebook.

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