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!
What's Happening Now?
The Wichita: Places for People Plan outlines several recommendations to implement the Plan including examination of the zoning code, establishing a Land Bank and applying various incentives and funding sources as outlined in the Plan. Staff is currently researching these topics along with community stakeholders where necessary with the goal of formulating recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. When recommendations are formulated there will be opportunities for the public and interested parties to provide feedback through the normal channels. For more information, contact Mary M. Hunt at (316)268-4445.