The WDDC contracts with the City of Wichita on an annual basis to provide downtown development services. The contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID). Property owners within the SSMID pay an additional property tax mil levy. The SSMID boundaries are Washington Street, Central Avenue, Kellogg and the Arkansas River. 

The WDDC Board of Directors employs a professional staff that can assist developers and property owners evaluate and plan a range of investment decisions. We can help to identify prospective business locations, provide market data, evaluate opportunities for new retail and service businesses, develop marketing and promotional strategies and assist with conceptualizing and implementing construction projects.

In 2010, the City of Wichita adopted Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. The WDDC serves as the private sector implementer of the master plan.

2016 SSMID Advisory Board Members

Joe Johnson, Chairman
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture

Alan Banta
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation

John Belford
Belford Electric

Jim Faith
Emprise Bank

Dick Honeyman
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP

Don Sherman
Westar Energy

Larry Weber
Garvey Center

Mary Wright
Old Mill Tasty Shop

Rod Young
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Ex Officio Position

Scot Rigby
City of Wichita

Jeff Fluhr
Wichita Downtown Development Corp.

SSMID Public Budget Workshop Minutes

IRS 990 Reports

Budget vs. Actual Income and Expenditures


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