The Douglas project is revitalizing two historic buildings and transforming the heart of Douglas Avenue
Douglas Avenue is the postcard street of Downtown Wichita. Since the implementation of Project Downtown in 2010, Douglas has seen tremendous improvements. Seven major projects totaling over $180 million are either planned or under construction along the Douglas corridor. Once complete, these projects will not only enhance previous projects, but they will also transform the way residents, workers and visitors experience Downtown.
A key development project for this transformation along Douglas Avenue corridor is The Douglas project.
The Douglas, formerly known as Exchange Place, is revitalizing 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 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 former Lerner and Michigan buildings as well as the surface parking lot adjacent to the Kress Building.