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Sidewalk Reimbursement Program

May 8, 2020

This program provides an added incentive to participate in the City cost share program for sidewalk repair.  We will reimburse half Southwood Park residents final cost on individual sidewalk projects, up to a maximum of $500.  That means when completed, the City pays 50%, the homeowner pays 25%, and the Association pays 25%.

But the reimbursement is only available while our budget lasts!  Reimbursements are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here’s how it works:

STEP 1 — Visit the City’s website. Learn how their sidewalk replacement program works. There are two petitions, one for individual properties, and another for an entire block.
STEP 2 — Go to the City of Fort Wayne website to download and fill out the petition — Individual Property Petition

STEP 3 — Submit the petition to the Board of Public Works Office for further processing. The office is located in Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., Suite 210. After your petition has been submitted, the City’s Division of Public Works will provide a cost estimate of the sidewalk repairs.

STEP 4 — Notify the Association and our management company, Above & Beyond Community Management, that you have received your estimate for sidewalk repair work from the City.  We will be able to tell you if funds remain in our budget for the reimbursement.  If your project is dependent on our cost reimbursement, make sure you do this! Notify us by mail at the address at the top of the page. or email us at both at and

STEP 5 — If you wish to proceed, the project will be scheduled for repair and the City will pay for 50 percent of the cost of the repair work. You will pay 50 percent for the cost of the work. In general, sidewalk repairs may cost about $200 per sidewalk slab or square (usually 5′ x 5′.) In this case, the homeowner would pay about $100 per slab.

STEP 6 – When you have made your payment to the City, send Above & Beyond Management a copy of the final receipt from the City. Email it to  That receipt will say the work has been completed and paid. At that point, your reimbursement check will be mailed!


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