Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44Letter from WDDC Chair: The Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is pleased to provide this annual report on the state of our Downtown. In this State of Downtown Report, you will find market and economic data that documents the progress we are seeing in the Downtown district. This 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. Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita continues to provide the blueprint that assists the private sector in making key investment decisions in Wichita’s core. Concurrently, the plan also provides the framework for the public sector to make strategic investments, which foster private sector investment. The WDDC works to provide the leadership and staff resources necessary to coordinate these initiatives. During the past year I have been encouraged by the numerous efforts in the community that improve our local economy and quality of life offerings. Now more than ever, groups are working in concert to ensure that businesses are able to grow and prosper and that we will have a trained workforce to complement that growth. We have made progress with efforts to attract and retain talent and we continue to invest in quality of life amenities like the new Advanced Learning Library and riverfront improvements, each of which add to the distinctiveness of our Downtown. Lastly, we continue to make great strides on the perception we have of our community; a groundswell of civic pride is emerging and citizens, both young an old are coming forward to show the pride they have for Wichita. By working together, we are able to increase our economic successes and maximize the opportunities for our region. Sincerely, Greg Boulanger Chairman Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Greg Boulanger Chairman Wichita Downtown Development Corporation I N T R O D U C T I O N 0 2