Neighbors don't want to look at the jail facility.

A dirt berm will be placed along most of the north side of the property and much of the west side. There will also be trees planted on the north property line to block views, as well as a fence. The detention ponds are dry, and when they do fill with water following a storm, will drain within 12-24 hours. The requested fence will help keep people off the county's property.

It is impossible to block every view of the jail from every angle to the northwest and west side of the property. However, the jail will be constructed to look like a run of the mill industrial or logistics building that you would see in any business park in Allen County. 

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1. Why do we need to build a new facility?
2. What will happen to the current Jail?
3. Have any developers shown interest in purchasing the current Jail site?
4. Has the City of Fort Wayne shown interest or plans for the downtown location?
5. Why do you purchase this location for construction?
6. How will the existing building on Meyer Road be used?
7. Will the electric grid be increased and how might that affect residents?
8. Will there be a cell tower constructed?
9. What are plans for the storm water runoff with such a large footprint?
10. How will the construction affect wetland areas and wildlife?
11. Why should Sunnymede bear the burden of double the current downtown capacity?
12. How does the Jail effect the neighborhood?
13. Neighbors don't want to look at the jail facility.
14. Will this location create a strain on the New Haven Police Department?