Plan & Process

History of the Wichita: Places for People Plan

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!

Timeline

  • 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.

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