A public open house regarding plans for the Wichita State University Innovation Campus is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Olive Room (RS261) at the Rhatigan Student Center on the campus of Wichita State University, 1845 N. Fairmount.
Wichita State University has developed an Innovation Campus Master Plan to redevelop Braeburn Golf Course with the Innovation Campus. The campus will include an Experiential Engineering Building; Partnership Buildings, constructed with private funds by developers who will lease space to companies that want to work with WSU students and faculty; a new home for the W. Frank Barton School of Business, with an adjacent Innovation Center; a new residence hall; mixed-use buildings, built by private developers along 17th and 21st Streets, near Oliver, that would include retail stores and restaurants on the first level and apartments on upper levels; and a hotel, built by a private developer, near the southwest corner of 21st and Oliver.
To support the Innovation Campus, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission has set a public hearing for 1:30 p.m. on March 5 on the 10th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main, to consider amendments to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Unified Zoning Code. Information regarding the proposed zoning amendments will be available at the Feb. 23 open house as well at the District Advisory Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 9 at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th.
For information regarding the open house or the proposed zoning amendments, please contact Scott Knebel with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department at (316) 268-4456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.