The next meeting of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MAPC Large Conference Room, 10th Floor, City Hall, 455 N. Main Street, Wichita.
Meetings of the Plan Steering Committee are public meetings and visitors are welcome.
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There is a long legacy of comprehensive planning in this community dating back to the 1920’s. Wichita and Sedgwick County have had a joint comprehensive plan since the early 1960’s. The current Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Comprehensive Plan was last developed in the early 1990’s. The comprehensive plan is intended to provide long-term community vision and policy direction related to public investments that support future community growth, development, economic vitality and quality of life. The comprehensive plan is required by Kansas Statutes to have land use, transportation and facilities elements. The State of Kansas requires a comprehensive plan to guide public infrastructure and facility investments identified in the city and county capital improvement programs, and to authorize city and county subdivision approval authority associated with land development.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan
CommunityInvestmentsPlan Fact Sheet (Q&A format)
Help Plan Our Community's Future (summary card)
Dear Community Resident,
This is an important opportunity for you to have a say in shaping long-term growth and spending plans for the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. Over the past couple of years, our community has begun the difficult work of planning for a variety of issues, opportunities and challenges. We believe this planning work is important in determining where we are headed, and how we make decisions and work together in ways that are positive for the quality of life in our community.
Today, we’re inviting you to be a part of the Community Investments Plan. This is a long-term plan for the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County which focuses on policies for growth and investment for the next 20 years. The planning process started last year with a community survey - now is the time to build on that information with your individual input as an important stakeholder.
During the month of April, the first of a two-part series of meetings will take place. This first phase consists of a series of four informal “come and go” community open house meetings designed to:
• Ask how we can best grow as a community in the future;
• Get your ideas on how we should best invest in our public infrastructure in order to:
1. Promote economic growth, development and job creation
2. Advance community quality of life, health and safety
3. Create a place where future generations will want to live, work and play
These meetings will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the following Wichita locations. Please drop by and visit one at your convenience.
April 14th - City Arts, 334 N. Mead St., Wichita
April 16th - Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian St., Wichita
April 21st- WSU Metroplex, Room 185, 5015 E. 29th Street N., Wichita
April 28th - Sedgwick County Extension Office, Meadowlark Room, 7001 W. 21st Street N., Wichita
A second series of meetings, with the opportunity for more in-depth discussions about what we hear in the open houses, will take place in May and June. We will send out notices for those meetings in a few weeks.