Downtown Revitalization

INTRUST Bank Arena Wants You

To Tell Them What You Want

INTRUST Bank Arena values the opinion of local young professionals, and would like your feedback on how to continue to be relevant to our audience in the years to come. Since the Arena is a huge contributor to downtown development and quality of place in…

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Putting Down Roots

seeing wichita through fresh eyes, part 3

Ever find yourself yearning for an urban landscape, deep in the middle of the action, but not knowing where to start? The up and coming downtown corridor is just the place to start. Eclectic, unique businesses are popping up on every corner. Between yummy coffee…

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Project Downtown

Downtown Master Plan Revealed

Your input has shaped the plan and future of our Downtown. Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita is ready to be presented, and you’re invited to this major event. The Project Downtown consulting team led by Goody Clancy will outline the master plan, including…

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Downtown Revitalization

This Tuesday (4/13) Wichita City Council will hold a public hearing on a Real Development request to expand a tax increment financing (TIF) plan for the Exchange Place housing project. While doing the research for the Destination ICT study, we heard time and time again…

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Dowtown Market Findings

And Upcoming Events

Downtown Market Findings Event a Success! On January 13th, over 300 individuals attended Downtown Market Findings: Discoveries. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. On our website, we have placed copies of the Goody Clancy presentations on the hotel, housing, office,…

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Goody Clancy Presentation Tonight

Don’t miss your chance to get the latest news on downtown development. Goody Clancy will be presenting their initial analysis on housing, retail and commercial markets as well as the walk-shop images. It’s held at the Scottish Rite with a reception starting at 5:30pm and…

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Downtown Market Findings

The public is invited to hear initial findings from the downtown master plan research on housing, retail and overall commercial market opportunities along with input from a panel of business and community leaders. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with presentations starting at 6…

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Where to Park

Helping you navigate downtown Wichita

Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is working with the City of Wichita and Wichita Transit to help you find one of thousands of available parking spaces for INTRUST Bank Arena, Century II, and other downtown events. WDDC invites you to visit an interactive map of downtown…

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What's your role in the Downtown Master Plan?

Downtown Planning Team Outlines Community Input Process A six-month public engagement process seeking broad community input on downtown revitalization will kick off in early December. The City of Wichita, the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and Visioneering Wichita, working with various groups and downtown planning consultants…

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Downtown Master Plan Public Presentations

You’re Invited! Downtown Master Plan Public Presentations The public is invited to attend the presentations by the four finalists for the Downtown Master Plan. Presentations will be held at Wichita Scottish Rite (332 E. 1st St N) on the following days: Tuesday, September 22nd 5:30…

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Downtown News Flash

Check out the latest in Downtown news from the Wichita Downtown Development Corp: FINALISTS FOR DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN SELECTED Four firms, from Thirty-Two responses, have been selected as finalists for the Downtown Master Plan. These firms will provide public presentations September 22nd & 23rd, at…

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RFQ Issued for Downtown Master Plan

Innovative Design Team Sought to Develop 20-Year Vision for Downtown The City of Wichita on Friday issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), seeking design teams interested in developing a 20-year Downtown Revitalization Master Plan. A multidisciplinary design team will be charged with developing a bold…

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City votes to fund Downtown Development

The City Council voted yesterday, 7-0, to approve $175,000 toward funding a downtown master plan and an additional $50,000 to make sure this plan also addresses transportable needs. The $175K comes from an exsiting “stabilization fund”, which consists of the savings from previous projects, and…

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Current news on Downtown

For your information and to those interested in downtown issues: At its April meeting, the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Board of Directors unanimously voted to commit $175, 000 as seed capital for a downtown comprehensive strategy. It is anticipated this seed capital will forge partnerships…

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Wichita Downtown Development Corporation

I, for one, am very glad this guy is here. If you are ever in the area of Douglas and Emporia, stop in to the WDDC and introduce yourself. YPs need to make sure we are heard AND seen.

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Old Town Warren

So by this point, the fact that the Old Town Warren has received a $6M low-interest loan from the City is old news. Oscars will close. Possible new conference space will be added. We don’t really have final word there. In an interesting twist, Bill…

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