Van Wert Forward is a multi-phase development project led by The Van Wert County Foundation (VWCF), with a goal of preserving and enhancing our core downtown assets. With a vibrant, revitalized downtown, we can improve the quality of life for our residents, attract and retain talent, and encourage tourism.

The project includes approximately 50 properties owned by VWCF, which has hired Pago USA as the lead development consultant. Pago USA’s other notable projects include the Over the Rhine historic district in Cincinnati, and The Landing project in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The selected buildings will be restored and re-imagined as mixed-use properties, with potential uses including retail, residential, and dining.