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Wichita Urban Infill Strategy

Wichita: Places for People

The third and final "Wichita: Places for People" Public Meeting took place Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the new Advanced Learning Library. Staff from the consulting group Gould Evans presented the Development Book

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In late 2015 and early 2016, the City and County respectively adopted a new joint comprehensive Plan called the Community Investments Plan 2015-2035. This Plan contains a new Wichita Urban Infill Strategy intended to encourage population and employment growth, residential and commercial development and reinvestment in the older mature neighborhoods of Wichita. To this end, the City has begun a multi-year effort to move forward with implementation of the:

  • Wichita Urban Infill Strategy contained in the Community Investments Plan 2015-2035;
  • Strategic actions contained in the Community Building Blocks Infill Development Strategies...Wichita, Kansas, Next Steps Memorandum, April 8, 2016.

A Wichita Urban Infill Advisory Committee has been created to provide neighborhood and community perspective/feedback on the City's urban infill development efforts. The Advisory Committee will receive technical support and guidance from a Staff Project Team. This Team will also initiate those city staffing actions necessary and associated with the implementation of the urban infill implementation action priorities.

Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule Engagement Activities Calendar

Urban Infill Committee Meeting - Monday, June 25

The next Urban Infill Committee meeting will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 beginning at 4:30 pm in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department conference room.  The consulting team from Gould Evans will be here to conduct a presentation and interactive exercises related to the 'development types' in the Established Central Area of Wichita.  This meeting will set the table for the next parts of the plan including 'code modification recommendations' and 'public investment recommendations'. 

For more information on this initiative, contact Mary Hunt at (316) 268-4445 or Email Mary Hunt.


City of Wichita Urban Infill Implementation Actions*: 2016-17 Priorities and Status

(Revised 10-20-16)

*Reflecting the Wichita Urban Infill Strategy contained in the Community Investments Plan 2015-2035, and the Community Building Blocks Infill Development Strategies...Wichita, Kansas, Next Steps Memorandum, April 8, 2016

Project Team

The Staff Project Team will be comprised of appropriate individuals representing the following Departments with direct and indirect interests in urban infill development initiatives.

Urban Infill Coordinator/Manager

  • Mary Hunt, Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD)

Core Staff Project Team Members (supplemented with additional staff as appropriate)

  • John Hall & Mark Stanberry, Housing & Community Services Department (H&CSD)
  • J.R. Cox, Deb Legge, Paul Hays, Metropolitan Area Building Construction Department (MABCD)
  • Scott Knebel & Kathy Morgan, Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD)
  • Janet Johnson, Office of Community Services (OCS)
  • Mark Elder & Scott Rigby, Office of Urban Development (OUD)
  • Julianne Kallman, Public Works & Utilities Department (PW&UD)
  • Stu Bevis, Wichita Fire Department (WFD)
  • Troy Livingston, Wichita Police Department (WPD)
  • Philip Zevenbergen, Wichita Transit (WT)

Advisory Committee

​Agendas & Meeting Summaries

  
  
2018-06-25 Agenda.pdf2018-06-25 Agenda
2018-04-10 Meeting Summary.pdf2018-04-10 Meeting Summary
2018-04-09 DRAFT Meeting Summary.pdf2018-04-09 DRAFT Meeting Summary
2018-04-09 Agenda.pdf2018-04-09 Agenda
2018-03-12 Meeting Summary.pdf2018-03-12 Meeting Summary
2018-03-12 Agenda.pdf2018-03-12 Agenda
2018-02-12 Meeting Summary.pdf2018-02-12 Meeting Summary
2018-02-12 Gould-Evans Walkable Development Plan Powerpoint.pdf2018-02-12 Gould-Evans Walkable Development Plan Powerpoint
2018-02-12 Gould-Evans Agenda.pdf2018-02-12 Gould-Evans Agenda
2018-02-12 Agenda.pdf2018-02-12 Agenda
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