In early 2011, the cities of Derby, Haysville, Mulvane and Wichita partnered with Sedgwick County to develop a multi-jurisdictional, joint area plan to address key long-term land use issues of mutual interest in the unincorporated area of Sedgwick County located north of the Kansas Star Casino (in Sumner County). This plan provides policy direction out to the year 2035 on future recreation, flooding/groundwater, transportation, and future growth and development issues within a 23-square mile area generally bounded by: Seneca Street on the west; 119th Street South (K-53) on the south; the Arkansas River on the east; and 79th Street/71st Street South on the north.
A 20-member plan steering committee comprised of elected officials, senior administrators and planning commissioners from the four cities and the county was appointed to guide and make recommendation on the development of this joint area plan. The plan steering committee received support from a 21-member technical advisory committee comprised of staff from the five participating municipalities, a local school district, and Sumner County.
Two local community open house meetings were held during the development of the plan to inform area property owners and stakeholders and to provide opportunity for comments on the content of the working draft plan. Briefings and presentations on the working draft plan were also given to the planning commissions of all the participating municipalities.
A joint meeting of the Plan Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Derby Welcome Center, 611 Mulberry Road.