You have an opportunity to be part of an important initiative to help shape the future of our great community. This is your chance to tell us what you think about the new proposed Community Investments Plan for Wichita-Sedgwick County. This new policy plan addresses key community issues related to the future of our road, water, sewer, public safety, and quality of life infrastructure and facilities. This Plan will help guide long-term Wichita growth, set community investment priorities, and guide public infrastructure spending decisions for the next 20 years.
We would like to present the draft Plan to your organization or group. Contact Dave Barber at 268-4490 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a presentation at a future meeting of your group or organization (between now and June 12, 2015).
You can also tell us your thoughts about the Community Investments Plan by participating in the following ways:
1) We will be holding four informal come-and-go community open houses in April and May, 2015. 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 27th - Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian St., Wichita
May 4th - City Arts, 334 N. Mead St., Wichita
May 11th - WSU Metroplex, Room 138, 5015 E. 29th Street N., Wichita
May 18th - Sedgwick County Extension Office, Sunflower Room, 7001 W. 21st Street N., Wichita
2) If you wish to participate through social media, Activate Wichita will provide a summary of the plan and opportunities for you to give feedback starting April 27, 2015.
3) Finally, the Draft Plan is available for you to access and read. Click on the document title-"Draft Plan March 5, 2015".
Don’t miss out on these important opportunities. Help shape the future of our community. Please share this comment opportunity with your board, organizational membership and other people that you feel may be interested. Thank you for your interest and support. We hope to talk to you soon.
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)