...a new comprehensive plan for Wichita and Sedgwick County
"Our priorities, our investments, our future" In an era of fiscal constraint, economic uncertainty and diminishing fiscal resources, a new comprehensive plan is needed for Wichita-Sedgwick County to provide a policy framework that will guide future public investments in municipal buildings and infrastructure (libraries, police stations, streets, parks, water supply, sanitary and storm sewer, etc.). These future investments will shape the growth and development of Wichita and Sedgwick County out to the year 2035. This new comprehensive plan initiative is called the CommunityInvestmentsPlan … a Framework for the Future.
Community Engagement Process
Please submit any comments or questions to Dave Barber, Project Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-268-4490.
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)
Plan Steering Committee - A 23-member Plan Steering Committee will guide the development of the new comprehensive plan for the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County. The Committee is comprised of:
Project Team - As a substantial money-saving endeavor, existing city and county staff resources (particularly the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department) will be used to assist the Plan Steering Committee with the development of the plan. The specialized services of Wichita State University will also be called upon periodically throughout the plan development process.
A four-phase process is being used to develop a new Wichita-Sedgwick County Comprehensive Plan. This process will take approximately four years and consist of the following phases:
Phase 1. Present and Future Community Infrastructure Analysis Phase 2. Future Community Investments Priority-Setting and Scenario Development Phase 3. Draft Plan Development Phase 4. Finalization and Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan
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