(WICHITA, Kan.) — The City of Wichita, in conjunction with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation has announced the release of the final draft of "Project Downtown - the Master Plan for Wichita," a 20-year blueprint for the revitalization of downtown Wichita.
The Project Downtown document is available by clicking here.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the plan at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the 10th Floor Conference Room of City Hall, 455 N. Main.
The plan identifies market demand for as much as $500 million in private-sector capital investment over the next 15-20 years that would result in an estimated 1,500-1,600 new housing units, 125,000-175,000 square feet of retail space, 400,000-480,000 square feet of office space, and 350-475 hotel rooms.
The plan also outlines 43 action steps for accomplishing this revitalization potential through efforts focused on creating unique downtown places, expanding transportation choices and enabling development.