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August 3, 2009

Downtown News Flash

Heather Bohrer

Check out the latest in Downtown news from the Wichita Downtown Development Corp:

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 the historic Scottish Rite Theatre, 332 E. First Street. The presentations will commence at 5:30 p.m. each evening so the public may attend.

The four finalists have extensive experience with developing downtown master plans that have resulted in significant private sector investment. Each of the finalists demonstrate an outstanding understanding of Wichita and innovative approaches to connecting existing downtown nodes of development with private sector infill development projects; streetscape and waterfront improvements; and transit system improvements. All finalists have committed to direct, hands-on involvement with the Master Plan by the highest level staff in the firm. The firms also bring together a multi-disciplinary team of partners that excel in developing plans that identify market-based opportunities for redevelopment and have a proven record of successful implementation of those plans.

The firms are:

Chan Krieger Sieniewicz –

Crandall Arambula –

Goody Clancy –

Looney Ricks Kiss –

WICHITA DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT CORPORTION TO LAUNCH NEW WEBSITEThe Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is officially launching a new website, tomorrow Friday, July 31st. Through this email you are invited to take a first look at the site. The site will offer pertinent information regarding all the opportunities available in Downtown Wichita. We will continue to add new information and services to the site. In the development section there is great information regarding the Downtown Master Plan. You will want to bookmark this site to keep informed of upcoming meetings on the Master Plan.

In September the site will offer Google based mapping for parking, restaurants, shopping, events, etc.

Make this a site you visit often to see breaking news and pertinent information.

The renovations are complete at the Warren Old Town Theatre. Now open is the only ALL DIGITAL THEATRE GRILLE venue in the country. The facility offers seven auditoriums offering the best in movie sight and sound together with a full menu dining experience to every seat in the house.

Be sure to sign up for the YPW IMG Showcase: Special Effects and Technology in Wichita event coming up on August 26th. Try out the new Grille by ordering from your seat! Click here for more information or to register for this event.

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