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Upcoming Downtown Master Plan Meetings

6/15/2010
Communications Team | (316) 268-4351

Wichita City Council members are scheduled to attend three Downtown Master Plan workshops on Wednesday at Bank of America Theatre, 100 N. Broadway.

The workshops will focus on specific issues but include general discussion about the upcoming master plan. The 8 to 9:30 a.m. workshop will cover developer issues; the 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., parking and transportation; and the 5:30 to 7 p.m., creating unique places. The workshops are designed to seeking additional public input for the final Downtown Master Plan, which is scheduled for release in September.

Downtown Master Plan officials have also scheduled presentations across the area to share findings of a Draft Downtown Master Plan released on Monday and seek additional public input. To schedule a presentation on the draft master plan, please contact Nancy Moore of the Wichita Downtown Development Corp. (264-6005) or Suzie Ahlstrand of Visioneering Wichita (268-1135). Following are scheduled 7 p.m. meetings with dates and locations:

  • July 7
    Atwater Neighborhood City Hall
    2755 E. 19th Street;
  • July 8
    Evergreen Library
    2601 N. Arkansas;
  • July 12
    Haysville Public Library
    210 S. Hays;
  • July 13
    Bel Aire City Hall
    7651 E. Central Park Ave;
  • July 19
    United Methodist Church
    330 N. Broadway (Meredith Hall);
  • July 20
    WSU Metroplex
    5015 E. 29th St;
  • July 21
    Sedgwick County Extension Office
    7001 W. 21st Street.

The Downtown Master Plan will provide a blueprint for downtown development. It will utilize economic research to maximize opportunity for private sector investment and return on investment of public dollars. Research shows thriving downtowns help regions retain and recruit people and businesses.

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