Broadway Autopark Apartments
Empty parking garage will transform into 44 residential units
The vacant parking garage at 303 S. Broadway will be transformed into 44 new residential units. The apartments will feature a mid-century modern style, embracing the unique aspects of the parking garage. Tenants will have secure front door parking, outdoor patios and more. Estimated completion is late 2017. view all >
River Vista
A new residential development project for Project Downtown's Catalyst Site One on the west bank of the Arkansas River
River Vista, a planned residential development, will transform the west bank of the Arkansas River in Downtown Wichita. Plans include a 204-unit apartment building, parking and a possible hotel. This project will activate the river through riverfront improvements as well as a Boats & Bikes concept that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors along the river. view all >
2016 State of Downtown Report
Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita continues to drive investment and interest in the urban core.
The State of Downtown report contains market and economic data that documents the transformation occurring in the City center. The document covers activity within Downtown's major markets: residential, commercial, hospitality, retail and arts and culture, and is designed to be a resource for those who own, develop, market or invest in Downtown real estate. The report is designed to be a resource for those who own, develop, market, or invest in real estate. It is intended to be a reference tool for research or project due diligence for those developing in Downtown Wichita. view all >
Hilton Garden Inn
New Downtown Hotel will transform the corner of Douglas and Topeka
Plans have been approved to transform the Commerce Plaza building at the corner of Douglas and Topeka into a Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel will include 120-130 guest rooms, meeting space and a rooftop bar. The project will also utilize the neighboring parking garage, allotting slots for guest parking. Construction crews have already begun with demo to the interior of the building. Developers hope to complete the hotel prior to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament that will he held at INTRUST Bank Arena in spring of 2018.
New Advanced Learning Library
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on-site to celebrate the beginning of this $33 million project.
The Wichita Public Library and the City of Wichita broke ground on the new Advanced Learning Library on Wednesday, July 6. The new library will be constructed on the southwest corner of Second and McLean across from Exploration Place. Plans for the project include a multitude of flexible community meeting spaces that can function independently or together along with a large meeting room that will have seating for up to 300 people. Technology will include over 100 computers and charging stations, which will be available for public use. view all >
The Flats 324 continues to expand
In addition to the recently completed modern expansion, the Flats 324 plans to build 60 new units
A second expansion is in the works for the Flats 324, located in the historic Wichita High School. Plans include converting the adjacent property at 412 E. Third Street into a second clubhouse. Two of the neighboring parking lots will be converted into an additional 60 new units. The property’s first expansion added 70 new units and new amenities such as a clubhouse with complementary Wi-Fi, a pool, a pet washing station and more. view all >
The Douglas
The Douglas project will revitalize two historic buildings, transforming the heart of Douglas Avenue
The Douglas, formerly known as Exchange Place, project will revitalize two empty, deteriorating buildings - the pink marbled Exchange Building and the white brick Bitting Building on the northeast and northwest corners of Douglas and Market. The Bitting Buildingis now complete and the renovation of the Exchange Place building is well underway. The project includes 240 residential units on Douglas Avenue, along with commercial and retail space on the ground floor. In addition, the project will incorporate a new 273-space parking garage with ground floor retail, residential and commercial space in the adjacent non-developed Douglas Avenue frontage. The new infill development will replace the existing Lerner and Michigan buildings as well as the surface parking lot adjacent to the Kress Building. view all >
Progress is Underway at 520Commerce
Project renovations have begun at the former Liberty Distributors Inc warehouses in the Commerce Arts District in Downtown Wichita
Epoch Developments, LLC has begun renovations on a set of buildings at 518-520 S. Commerce in Downtown Wichita. The newly named 520Commerce is a mixed-use property in the Commerce Arts District will include 24 one and two bedroom lofts, work studios and commercial space. This project will build on the continual progress in Wichita's core. view all >
Progress on Parking at Market & William
Parking garage repair plan set by Wichita City Council
In 2014 Wichita City Council approved a $9.68 million plan to renovate the former Macy's Garage at 212 S Market, which the City gained ownership of in November 2013. Recent repairs have stabilized the structure and will open all nine floors and 434 spaces of the garage once signage and final touches are complete. The rehabilitated and bright garage will benefit nearby businesses and the public.
Pop-Up Urban Park
The temporary Pop-Up Urban Park is now open in Downtown
"The Hole" along Douglas has been filled and transformed into a temporary Pop-Up Urban Park in the core of Downtown Wichita! The new park provides an opportunity for nearby office workers and residents to enjoy food trucks in the park, participate in outdoor activities, and connect with one another to foster community spirit. On Friday, September 25, the public gathered at the site to celebrate the grand opening of the park with a ribbon cutting ceremony, food trucks, and live music. The park will be activated daily with food trucks and other activities. Keep up-to-date by following ICT Pop-Up Park on Facebook. view all >
Mosley Avenue Project
Transformation is underway to the north of Old Town on Mosley Avenue.
The streetscape enhancements for Old Town will soon be expanding to the north. Mosley Avenue from 2nd Street to 3rd Street and also Rock Island for one-half block north will be improved. The corridors will be reconstructed as brick streets and sidewalks with amenities and on-street parking consistent with the design of the other streets in Old Town. view all >
Pinnacle Lofts & Apartments
Seventy new residential units coming to Central and Waco in Downtown
Seventy new apartment units are under construction at Central and Waco. The new property will build on the continued success of the Downtown residential market. With close proximity to the major employers in Downtown and nearby Riverside Park and Arkansas River bike paths, the new loft apartments will offer an additional urban alternative for the community. Resident amenities will include a tenant clubhouse with a lounge gathering space with flat screen TVs, a bike share program for residents to enjoy nearby bike paths and Riverside Park and more. view all >
New Downtown Wichita Residential
The Douglas at Market and Douglas
The Douglas is driving momentum at the corner of Douglas and Market. This project will revitalize two empty buildings and construct a new parking garage in Downtown Wichita.
Downtown Wichita 2015 Progress
In 2015, $180 million of development was initiated along Downtown's postcard avenue, Douglas Avenue. Last year, residential project announcements set the stage to double the core's resident population. With these key developments, and many more, the Downtown envisioned in Project Downtown is becoming a reality.
People-First Design Project
Temporary placemaking initiative located at Douglas and Main in Downtown Wichita
Oct 24
Wichita fans of Anthony’s Farmhouse 5 who aren’t fans of the hour it takes to get there will be happy with Cheris Coggins’ news.
Oct 21
I was on the sidewalk in front of our office on East Douglas a few weeks ago when a woman told me this about The Wichita Eagle: “Oh, I didn’t think you were here anymore.”
Oct 21
There’s new construction fencing around the former Henry’s department store building.
Oct 21
Cargill Protein Solutions’ new building at 825 E. Douglas promises to be an icon.
Oct 20
The Internal Revenue Service has approved the e2e Accelerator Inc. a nonprofit organization.
Oct 20
From Cargill moving to a new headquarters building in Old Town, to Hinkle Law Firm moving from the Epic Center to its new building at the Waterfront, a glut of new office space will be coming online in downtown Wichita.
Oct 18
Intrust Bank has been a long-time fixture in downtown Wichita. And bank leaders want to ensure the organization remains a key piece of the city center for years to come.
Dive underwater with astronauts as they train to live and work in outer space. This live-action film documents microgravity simulation at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab and under the sea at Aquarius Reef Base. No general museum admission is needed to do the dome.
Come enjoy live jazz performed by local talent each Friday and Saturday evening in the historic Keen Kutter Lounge in the heart of historic Old Town.
Mosley Street Melodrama Presents Frank N Stein or Another Creature Feature written by Dr. Thom Rosenberg, Robert L. Jennings, & Tom Frye, and directed by Tom Frye. The show will be followed by Death by Disco, a musical comedy revue. The show will be occurring from September 9-October 29.Doors open at 6 p.m.Dinner from Pig In Pig Out BBQ will be served from 6:15-7:30 p.m.Show begins at 7:50 p.m.
This exhibition examines the sensory language of pop art. The artwork demonstrates that pop art shattered the division between everyday experience and high culture, not only through subject and process but also by enticing the senses. Drawn from the collections of Jordon Schnitzler and his Family Foundation, Shiny, Sticky, Smooth features the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Theibaud, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, and more. On view through January 8, 2017.
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex, and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS.
Encounter healthy living tips and tricks in fun and interesting ways with this interactive, bilingual (Spanish/English) exhibit. Move to the music and mimic your favorite animal. Visit a mini grocery store and buy ingredients for a balanced meal. Fuel and "race" a car using a variety of breakfast foods.
Unravel the mystery behind the complete set of instructions needed for every living thing on Earth. Discover what the genome is, its scale, structure and how it plays a role in modern life. Encounter 3-D models of a human genome. Complete puzzles to test your DNA sequencing skills.
Discover compelling stories of those who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals − from everyday routines to lifelong dreams. Scratch and fade music like a DJ with the wheels of a wheelchair. Ride a mono-ski in a simulated ski race. Design unique solutions to engineering challenges.
John Tole After several encounters with the paranormal, dark energy, an amateur exorcism and touches from beyond the veil, psychedelic journey’s and the soberest pull from Christ Himself, my sole focus is to bring the ideas of non judgment, inclusion, un-yielding truth, forgiveness and surround that with absurd life insights and stories of the most favorite friends and people I have encountered on my 21 years on the road as a comic and ignorant metal head. John Tole is a Los Angeles based stand up comic, writer, broadcaster, podcaster, voice actor, regular actor, philosopher, exorcist, daily communicant and metal head who secretly likes punk better. Go see him live and ask him about Jesus after the show, he loves it. Trenton Davis Trenton Davis’ ten thousand hours of Stand-up comedy is beginning to pay dividends. Trenton Davis was raised in a dual parent household in a rural county of Greensboro, NC. He attended a high school that was 97% white and then followed that up with attending a historically black college. His unique experiences have shaped his views and created one of the best comedic minds of our generation. Trenton looks at everyday problems (i.e. war on Iraq, dating, politics) and offers hilarious non-everyday solutions.  Trenton Davis has lived in three major comedy cities (Chicago, San Francisco & Los Angeles) and has made his mark on each one. Trenton currently resides in Hollywood, CA and is a writer on the new Beats by Dre Pill campaign.
Series of paintings by local artist Bernardo Trevizo, Jr. that confront memories from childhood and the impression childhood events had on him. On display in the Boardroom Gallery through Dec. 30 at CityArts, 334 N. Mead. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. More information: