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Wichita: Places for People

What's Happening Now?

The Wichita: Places for People, adopted in 2019 outlines several implementation steps. Among them are establishing a Wichita Land Bank, changes in the zoning regulations and identifying appropriate incentives that will prompt redevelopment in the Established Central Area (ECA).

Information on the possible establishment of a Wichita Land Bank (WLB) is available below, under the Land Bank tab. More information will be coming shortly regarding proposed zoning changes and the Incentives Program. These will be available under their respective tabs located below.

The City Council listened to a presentation on the work being done on implementing the Wichita: Places for People Plan. Below is a link to the presentation that occurred on November 24, 2020. Staff continues to work on the implementation efforts and will have additional information in the future.

City Council Workshop PowerPoint Presentation - November 23, 2020

Upcoming Events

City staff will hold 3 Facebook Live Town Halls to discuss each of the 3 parts of the plan.

  • Land Banks: February 16, 6pm
  • Zoning: February 23, 6pm
  • Incentives: Late March TBD

Comments will be gathered from City of Wichita Facebook page and other social media sites that share the video. Individual live videos will also be posted on this page.



Wichita: Places for People Plan Approved!

  • May 9, 2019 - The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission unanimously approved the Wichita: Places for People Plan.
  • June 4, 2019 - The Wichita City Council unanimously approved the Wichita: Places for People Plan.
  • June 19, 2019 - The Sedgwick County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the Wichita: Places for People Plan.

The final version of the Wichita: Places for People Plan is available at the links below.


A Little History

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 an Urban Infill Advisory Committee was created to provide neighborhood and community perspective/feedback on the City's urban infill development efforts. The Advisory Committee was assisted by a technical advisory group. As of June 19, 2019 the Plan was adopted by the governing bodies. The Wichita Urban Infill Advisory Committee is to be commended for its efforts in moving the Urban Infill Strategy toward implementation. Thank you, Urban Infill Advisory Committee!


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