Wichita: Places for People

What's Happening Now?

The Wichita: Places for People Plan, 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). The links on this page have additional information on implementation initiatives.

Final Wichita: Places for People Plan

Plan & Process

Adopted in 2019, the Wichita: Places for People Plan vision is for strong neighborhoods, vibrant centers, and a strong economy.

Learn the history of the Plan.

Proposed Business Improvement District


Zoning regulates how properties can be used and how development is designed.

Old Town Square


The Wichita: Places for People Plan recommends that the City of Wichita identify and utilize economic development tools that can be used to support redevelopment within the Established Central Area.

Learn more about Incentives.

Old Town Market

Land Bank

The Wichita Land Bank (WLB) will promote the revitalization of neighborhoods consistent with the Wichita: Places for People plan, through the management and transfer of properties that are deemed underutilized.

Learn more about the Land Bank.

College Hill

Past Presentations

  • City Council - Land Bank Ordinance May 2021
  • Sunrise Rotary Club April 8, 2021 
  • Uptown Neighborhood Assn April 1, 2021
  • NAI Martens March 30, 2021
  • City Council Workshop (Incentives) March 23, 2021
  • Transit Advisory Board March 17, 2021
  • Realtors of South Central Kansas March 17, 2021
  • WABA March 11, 2021
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board March 8, 2021
  • Historic Preservation Board March 8, 2021
  • Advanced Plans Committee March 4, 2021