You may start your application now and finish it later.  However, your full application must be submitted by May 31, 2019.  Additional details can be found in the Pop-Up Facts.

The Pop-Up grand opening will coincide with the City of Fort Wayne's 2019 Open Streets on Sunday, July 14th.  During this block party-style event, South Calhoun Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and filled with pedestrian-oriented games, activities, and live music.  Pop-Up businesses will also be featured on-site that day for an entrepreneur-focused after party.



Welcome to the Building Owner application.  Deadline to submit your application is May 31, 2019. 

Directions:  Building owners should submit separate applications for each vacant property.  If you own a multi-tenant building with one or more vacant spaces, submit one application for that property and indicate the number of available spaces.

When submitting multiple applications, make sure you hit the "submit" button at the end of each application, before submitting another application.  If your previous application appears when you try to submit a new application, you have not submitted your prior application or your prior application is incomplete.

Building Owner Program Value

  1. Building Assessments are offered to building owners who apply for participation in the Summit City Match program. The assessment will identify key building information needed to market the space and provide feedback to the building owner on what may be needed for building occupancy. The program application and assessment is not a commitment of resources of any kind by the building owner, but it is necessary to be considered for marketing, matchmaking, and grants. 
  2. Marketing and Match is designed to promote available spaces, identify prospective new businesses and ultimately match building owners to new tenants. Vacant buildings will be promoted through a variety of media including publicity, email, and social media. When a match is made (a lease or letter of intent is signed), the project will be eligible to apply for a grant. 
  3. Project Grants provide the opportunity to fill financial gaps when the business owner and building owner cannot secure all the financing and/or equity needed to complete the project. Grants will be based on multiple criteria including program goals, the opportunity to leverage building and business owner investments, and other merits of the match. The purpose of a grant is to customize a space to the business owner’s needs.




 Welcome to the Business Owner application.  Deadline to submit your application is June 30, 2019. 

Directions:  Business owners should submit separate applications for each business you are interested in locating on South Calhoun Street.  When submitting multiple applications, make sure you hit the "submit" button at the end of each application, before submitting another application.  If your previous application appears when you try to submit a new application, you have not submitted your prior application or your prior application is incomplete. You may start your application now and finish it later.  Additional details can be found in the Business Owner FAQ on the Summit City Match website.

The Summit City Match program is a competition to “match” businesses with vacant building space on South Calhoun Street between Murray Street and Rudisill Boulevard.  Matched businesses will also receive technical assistance and the opportunity to apply for grant support to launch their business. 

Applicants must have (1) a strong business plan, or (2) a track record of success.  An Applicant that does not have a written business plan or a track record of success can continue with this application but should also apply to participate in an 8-week business planning program, Build Fort Wayne.