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Wichita: Places for People

Announcements

You can stay updated about Wichita: Places for People in the following ways below.


Upcoming Events

None


Past Presentations

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


Questions & Comments?

Mary Hunt
P: (316) 268-4445
Email Mary Hunt

Plan and 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


Incentives


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


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

On May 2021, the Wichita City Council unanimously approved the Ordinance No. 51-558 passing the Land Bank initiative. Housing and Community Services Department will lead the initiative and the seven-member board of trustees would be advisory to the city council.

Provide feedback on the Land Bank

Wichita Land Bank Mission Statement

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

Overview

The 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. As part of the implementation effort, the City of Wichita is learning more about best practices from other communities related to encouraging reinvestment within existing neighborhoods. On March 23, 2021, the Wichita City Council received a presentation on an analysis of infill development – challenges, opportunities, and practices from other communities. Following the presentation and based on community feedback, the City begin to focus on how conditions could be improved for affordable housing.

In August 2021 and as part of the 2022-2023 Budget, the City of Wichita programmed $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act to support four community initiatives. One of those initiatives is Affordable Housing. In order to help maximize the community value and benefit; and to help ensure that the efforts help accomplish community goals, the City of Wichita formed an Affordable Housing Fund Technical Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee was formed in September 2021 with the purpose of advising the City Manager and staff on the development of a draft strategy for projects and programs to improve affordable housing in Wichita. Once a draft strategy is developed, then it will be presented for public feedback. The feedback received will help determine the final draft strategy that will be presented to the City Council.

Documents and Links


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